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Harrogate ladies choir named Prestige Award for community choir of the year

Yorkshire-based ladies choir Love Pop Choir have been awarded the Yorkshire Prestige Award for Community Choir Of The Year 2023/24.

Harrogate ladies choir named Prestige Award for community choir of the year A Yorkshire-based ladies choir, which operates in Harrogate, has won a Prestige Award. Love Pop Choir has been named the Yorkshire Prestige Award for Community Choir Of The Year 2023/24. Choir director and founder, Lauren Elliott, and choir director, Joanne Ward, accepted the award at a ceremony at Hazelwood Castle. Lauren said:

“We are so proud to receive the award, particularly as the panel deemed us winners due to the obvious joy and pleasure the choir brings to our fabulous ladies.”
[caption id="attachment_93895" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Love Pop Choir at Ripon Cathedral.[/caption] Love Pop Choir has seven groups in the Yorkshire area in Farsley, Cookridge, Harrogate, Saltaire, Roundhay, Otley and Ilkley, with plans to open more groups in the near future. They currently have five choir directors and are hoping to recruit more. Lauren said:
"My aim is to share my love and passion for music with as many people as I can in a fun, relaxed environment. “Currently we have around 400 ladies who sing their hearts out with us each week. We perform at numerous events throughout the year, many raising funds for charity. “Christmas is an exceptionally busy time for us, singing at 24 different events this year from Ripon Cathedral to the Farsley Celtic Charity Football Match to the Horsforth Christmas Lights Switch On and many more."
If you'd like to join, Love Pop Choir are running free taster sessions during the week commencing 8th January 2024. You can book your place at https://www.lovepopchoir.com/choirs. Read more local stories from Your Harrogate here.

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