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Lancashire Choir of the Year

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Pendle Ladies Choir (formerly Nelson Civic Ladies Choir)

Nelson Civic Ladies Choir now Pendle Ladies Choir was recently awarded the title of Lancashire Choir of the Year 2023.  The prize for winning was a musical workshop with Head Judge Matthew Thomas, followed by a recording session with the choir's musical director John Garrett.  Both of these took place in the glorious setting of Lancaster Priory. Since launching the new name in January the choir have also gor stunning new uniforms, and this was a great opportunity to show them off.

The Lancashire Choir of the year  competition is organised by Lancashire County Council, and is open to any choir based in Lancashire.

The initial competition requires choirs to send a video of a performance, from these just 6 choirs were selected to appear at a live final, which this year was held at Lancaster University Great Hall.  The final was compered by Tim Uffindell.

The judging panel for the competition  in 2023 consisted of Saphena Aziz, Director of Inclusion at Curious Minds; Jane Irwin, Soprano; Matthew Thomas, Musical Director of Rossendale Male Voice Choir and County Councillor Phillippa Williamson, leader of Lancashire County Council.  In their comments the judging panel complimented the brilliant communication between choir and conductor and the fantastic piano accompaniment.