Stone Choral Society

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Date:1993

Description:Stone Choral Society photographed during their 25th Anniversary year, with Musical Director Richard Dacey.

The Stone Choral Society was formed in 1968 following a call for volunteers from Alrene Lees (nee Wainwright), better known as Olly, a music teacher at Alleyne’s High School in Stone, for a ‘one off’ performance of Handel’s Messiah.

Over the years the Society, with around 70 singers, has developed a wide repertoire. They hold rehearsals at St Dominic’s Church Hall in Stone and have performed at many venues around the country including: Ingestre Hall, Ealing, Little Moreton Hall, Malvern Priory, St Mary's Collegiate Church Stafford, the Victoria Hall, Hanley and in Leeds. They established links with other choral groups overseas with performances in Belgium (2010), Czech Republic (1997), Italy (2004), and Poland (2008). The Society entered the 1992 Sainsbury's Choir of the year competition and were ‘piped at the post’ in the contest heats which were held in Leeds.


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1940s
Ernie Hazlehurst in North Africa
Ernie Hazlehurst in North Africa

Ernie Hazlehurst of Stone is pictured on the right in North Africa. Ernie was a ...

1970s
Stone Choral Society
Stone Choral Society

Stone Choral Society photographed during rehearsals in 1971. The Stone Choral ...

1990s
Stone Choral Society
Stone Choral Society

Members of Stone Choral Society in Leeds where they were taking part in the 1992 ...

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Image courtesy of: Mr Bob Metcalfe

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