Past Events

In this section we'll keep a catalogue of past events—with a small review—so that everyone can get a full sense of how active we are!

Summer BBQ - 2012

Saturday June 23rd 2012

A big thank you to all those who joined in with our summer term social; and to those who supplied the accompanying food to make the picnic spread so delicious. It appears we picked the best 4 hour window of the weekend to hold the BBQ in, the rain holding off for whole afternoon.

Hereward Harmony - Sing for Spring 2012

Saturday April 28th 2012

Sing 4 Spring Poster

Sing 4 Spring Poster

PYS were invited to take part in Hereward Harmony's Barber Shop workshop and ‘Sing for Spring’ concert again this year. The Workshop started at 10am and a number of Junior and Senior choir members went along, to The Fleet Community Centre, to sing with the National Barbershop Youth Chorus and Singchronicity; Peterborough's Female Barbershop Chorus. The girls learnt ‘Let it Be’ from the Beetles’ back catalogue, taught by Tanya Jenkins. A big thank you to Tanya, from PYS, for making the girls feel so welcome.

Peterborough Music Festival 2012

Saturday March 24th 2012

Our entry in to this year’s Music Festival was confirmed for Saturday 24th March; and we were first to sing in our category – ‘Youth Club Choirs’.

Our choice of music, demonstrating the choir’s ability to sing at two different tempos, the singing of one piece ‘a cappella’, and the strength of our soloists, were all commended by the adjudicator. A very big thank you from the committee to all the choir members who took part. As always, you did yourselves proud.

Ice Skating

Saturday March 10th 2012

For a number at PYS this was their first time on the ice; but after a few tentative trips round the rink, holding on to the side when it felt appropriate, everyone got the hang of it. There were also a number of penguins dotted about the rink to give you a helping hand!!

A big thank you to the staff at Planet Ice for looking after us throughout the afternoon.

The Gospel Workshop

Saturday February 4th 2012

>Gospel Workshop Poster

>Gospel Workshop Poster

After the Choir's morning rehearsal had finished at 12noon we broke for lunch and made our final preparations for the arrival of Hampton Vale and John Clare Primary Schools.
The workshop started at 1pm and everyone worked very hard preparing for the 4.30pm concert for the parents. Everyone had such a good time and the feedback from the visiting parents was very positive.

Thank you to:

Those members of PYS stayed for the whole day
Helen Yeeles for the hard work she put in to prepare Hampton Vale choir
Claire Taylor for the hard work she put in with the John Clare choir

Wedding of Sarah & Stuart (St. Mary's Church)

Monday December 19th 2011

The wedding took place at St Mary's church, Wansford; being held on a rainy December afternoon between 1pm and 2pm. The turn out from PYS members was so good the choir almost didn't fit in to the stalls in the church! The congregation found the rendition of Jerusalem uplifting and were extremely impressed with the performance given throughout the ceremomy.

Christmas Concert 2011

Saturday December 17th 2011

Carols Concert poster

Carols Concert poster

Carols Concert Poster

What a marvellous end to 2011! It was wonderful to hear both sections of Peterborough Young Singer’s choir working together so well. The senior section demonstrated their considerable musical talent singing ‘A Child is Born’ and ‘The Coventry Carol’, and the junior section performed a great rendition of ‘Frosty the Snowman’. The final carol sung as an echo to The Gildenburgh’s lead, and titled ‘From Highest Heaven’, proved that PYS are able to match the performance of choirs with many more years experience.

All who performed should be very proud of themselves.

Final Rehearsal - Autumn 2011

Saturday December 17th 2011

After the morning rehearsal parents came along to ECC to join with the choir in a ‘bring and share’ get together; and to socialise for the last hour of our final rehearsal of the term.

Each member of the choir received a small chocolate selection box as a thank you for their efforts.

Carol Singing & Bag Pack at Morrisons

Saturday December 10th 2011

We joined the Kings School students at Morrisons, in Stanground, for a morning’s fund raising activities. PYS provided the festive entertainment whilst the King’s pupils concentrated on helping the shoppers pack their bags. A big thank you to Steve Dadge, the Store Manager, and his staff for supplying both parties with drinks, snacks and a room to hang out in during break times.

Carol Singing at Elton Garden Centre

Sunday December 4th 2011

The choir met at Elton Garden Centre for 1.45pm; gathering in the conservatory to begin their carol singing. It was another lovely opportunity to kick start Christmas and allowed family and friends an opportunity to hear PYS sing; the Elton Garden Centre cafeteria was full to bursting during the ‘a capella’ performance!