Silsden Singers – Community Choir, Silsden, West Yorkshire
Here Is Our Home
Silsden singers is a community choir. We meet on Tuesdays evenings in term-time, at the Hive (formerly the called Youth Centre in the Daisy Chain Children's Centre). Despite the change of name, it is still next to the Fire Station in Elliott Street, Silsden, in the westernmost part of West Yorkshire.
Silsden Singers is a mixed choir with around 40 members. We are open to all adults who want to have fun, singing in harmony with others. No auditions, all welcome. Sing in your natural voice amongst a friendly bunch of people.
What we do
We perform in public a few times each year. In 2019, we sang at Tormorden Folk Festival. Here are some short excerpts from our performance:
We sometimes meet up with Janet's other choirs. The first choir meetup of 2019 involved four choirs: the fourth, the Peace Through Folk Choir, was started by Janet but it is too far for her to lead it regularly.
In March 2018 we shared a few songs with other choirs. This is a recording of us singing one of them. Just recorded on a phone, nothing special, no rehearsal. Settle Voices, East Lancs Clarion Choir and Silsden Singers. Together!
Crossing the Bar
These examples are from a 2009 performance by Silsden Singers in Kirby Malham church.
Hush Thee My Dove
Here is My Home
Janet Russell is the musical director and leader of Silsden Singers
Silsden Singers was founded by Janet Russell all those years ago, and she leads the choir today.
Janet is an inspiring and experienced choir leader, who also performs regularly on the national Folk Music circuit, both as a soloist and with other singers. She has worked with Jigjaw and Sisters Unlimited.