East Riding County Choir Put Prepare For Tonight’s Performance

December 3, 2011

The East Riding County Choir have been rehearsing since September and tonight at Beverley Minster they will perform Handel’s Messiah. The final rehearsal is used to give the choir the opportunity to become accustomed to acoustics of the Beverley Minster and being accompanied East Riding Sinfonia. Tickets for the concert are available on the night, from Beverley Minster and the Beverley Tourist Information. A video of the rehearsal can be…


Beverley Minster Choir Launches New CD

July 14, 2011

Beverley Minster choir and musicians are launching their first new CD for 10 years on Sunday, July 17th. And for the first time, it will feature singers from the Minster girls’ choir as well as the traditional men and boys. Minster director of music Robert Poyser said this was a perfect time to record a new collection of music in the church. “There are lots of really good singers in…


Morris Dancing is the Last Truly English Tradition and it Needs You!

November 26, 2010

Traditional Morris Dancing has been represented locally by “Green Ginger Morris”, which has been seen at various pubs, galas, and garden parties (and pubs) in the area since the early ‘70s. We are now looking for the next generation of dancers to carry this tradition forward. It could be said that Morris Dancing is the last truly English tradition, and dates back to at least the early 15th century. Generally…


British Trombone Society Open Day @ The Hexagon

October 3, 2010

The Hexagon music centre : the new home of the East Riding Schools’ Music Service played host to the British Trombone society on Saturday.  The day was attended by a good number of Trombone players from around the East Riding and further afield. The open day was led by Brett Baker. Brett is an internationally renowned trombone soloist and clinician as well as being the principal Trombonist of the world…


Beverley Male Voice Choir Sing For Their Supper

September 22, 2010

Beverley Male Voice Choir gave a free concert on Friday evening at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Manor Road, Beverley, and then the choir shared a sumptuous buffet with the audience. Although there was no entrance fee for the concert, the contents of the collection buckets were still being counted long after the concert had finished. All donations were taken straight to Dove House Hospice…


Interview: Measure Of Disorder

June 23, 2010

Tell me about this band’s first show? As Measure of Disorder our first show was in March 2008, we played at an event called the Youth café at the Beverley Minster. Since then, there have been a few line-up shuffles and so, this was our first gig in a year and a half! Currently, we are trying to get ourselves back into the mindset of playing life and hopefully surpassing…


Interview: Star Shaped City

June 5, 2010

Tell me about this band’s first show? The first gig we performed as the current line-up was Beverley Minster Youth Cafe. It was by far the most complicated set-up we’d done, but it was also the most enjoyable. We had a huge amount of stage space so we could be as energetic as cable length permitted, and we got a very appreciative response, and an encore! This gig was also…


Beverley Minster Holds Movie Premier

March 27, 2010

Students from Tickton Primary School showcased a short film with an Easter Theme at the Beverley Minster. Music was also provided from the schools gospel choir and school orchestra to entertain the crowd that had come to enjoy the entertainment. The film, ‘Jerusalem Today’ told the story of Easter in a Newsround style programme, Children from the school were assisted by a film maker and the results were shown for…


Ragamuffins @ The Queens Head

March 26, 2010

Beverley’s Ragamuffins performed last night at The Queens Head pub, Jerry O’Connell and John Burgess performed tracks from both of their albums, Our Beverley’ and the recently released ‘Beverley Bookends’ to locals. Songs on the albums include ‘What about the Connie Club?’ which features most of the pubs in the town within the lyrics and ‘Wezzo’ that tells the story of growing up and playing on the Beverley Westwood. The…


Northern Chamber Orchestra Perform in Beverley

March 26, 2010

Over 250 people packed out Toll Gavel Methodist Church last night and were treated to music from the Northern Chamber Orchestra at a concert organised by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council Arts Development team. The group which is based in Lancashire was formed back in the 1960’s and has since go one to gain a formidable reputation and is made up of distinguished chamber musicians who play as principles…


Tell a Tale or Two About Beverley

March 17, 2010

Local singer-songwriters, the Ragamuffins, will be holding an evening of music and memories at the Queens Head (Wednesday Market Place, Beverley) on Thursday 25th March at 8:00pm (arrive for 7:30pm to get a seat). Last year the songsters produced two albums of home-spun ditties, which described events, places and people from Beverley’s past.  Now the Ragamuffins plan to write a book that puts these tales down and paper and want…


Soul Patrol @ Bar Fusion

January 31, 2010

Bar Fusion in Beverley held an evening of live entertainment with Soul Patrol performing. The band that as the name suggests kept the party goers happy with their music. HU17.net Picture Gallery: Click on the thumbnail picture below to enlarge the image to full size HU17.net Picture Gallery: Click on the thumbnail picture below to enlarge the image to full size


Beverley High School Christmas Carol Service

January 18, 2010

Beverley High School marked the end of the year with its usual Christmas Carol Service at Beverley Minster. What was unusual this year however was that Radio Humberside recorded the service for broadcast on Christmas Day. The church was packed, it was a spectacular event and as if by magic we walked out of church and into a white Christmas. The Minster was decorated by Angels made by Year 7…


New Singers Required for Choir

January 5, 2010

The East Riding County Choir needs singers in all four voices. The music we sing is beautiful and challenging. In the recent past we have sung Verdi’s Requiem and Bach’s B Minor Mass. At Christmas we performed Messiah by Handel. Rehearsals are at 7.30pm on Mondays in Beverley Grammar School, Queensgate, Beverley. The first rehearsal of the new term is on Monday 11th January. Those interested should attend the first…


The Beverley Brass Band

November 26, 2009

The Beverley Brass Band was founded Mick Carter in 1969, the Beverley Brass Band has been entertaining people ever since and they provide music at nearly all the key events that happen in Beverley including the North Bar Celebrations, Beverley Food Festival, Armistice Day and the Christmas Lights. Above: The Beverley Brass Band performing at the Beverley Food Festival, 2009 Catherine solo performance of John Denver’s classic Annie´s Song at…


The Ragamuffins

October 1, 2009

Beverley musical pair John Burgess and Jerry O’Connell  also know as the Ragamuffins were joined by Tim Gaydon and Phil Barber as they set to work on the much awaited second album. The Ragamuffins who released ‘Our Beverley’ which is a collection of songs about the town are pushing all the stops to get their new album ‘Gallows Lane’ in shops by Christmas. The Ragamuffins John Burges & Jerry O’Connell…


Beverley Town Handbell Ringers

September 28, 2009

The Beverley Town Handbell Ringers was formed in Febuary, 1981 and, by the loan of an old set of bells from Elland in the West Riding of Yorkshire, were able to set about raising funds to buy their present ‘long set’ two years later in August 1983. The Beverley Town Handbell Ringers play on a 132 set of Whitechapel bells which cover a wide range of octaves. The band is…