Events
2017
23rd September - Charity Concert at Wrenthorpe Methodist Church in aid on Dan Whitlam’s charities after his cycling accident.  For more information, please read Dan’s blog: www.backonthesaddle.co.uk 30th September - Penistone Music Festival - Penistone Academy    
2015 was again a busy festival year for the choir, starting off in February with a successful day at the Mrs Sunderland Festival in Huddersfield .  Rodillians were delighted to win the overall Programme Class together with being overall winners of the Choir Challenge Centenary Baton.  In March they then went on to be winners of the Choir Recital class at Rothwell Music Festival with a last minute stand in pianist, as regular pianist Emma Sey had to pull out due to illness.  In April the choir were back at their favourite haunt at Eskdale Music Festival for Choirs in Whitby .  The day started well with a first in both Christmas in April and Sacred classes, followed by 2 joint third places in Songs from the Shows and the Open Challenge class.  Competition was very strong this year but a very enjoyable day out was had by all, including the fish and chips.  To finish off this year’s festivals, Rodillian Singers once again attended the Penistone Music Festival in September winning the Ladies class for the fourth consecutive year and in addition coming third in the Open Class, being beaten with a win this year for our good friends Penistone Ladies. As 2014 started celebrations for the Rodillian Singers 50th Year it was decided only to compete at two festivals this year.  It was felt that we couldn’t possibly miss Eskdale Festival at Whitby (or is it just the fish & chips we can’t miss!).  The choir has been attending this festival for many years and on 12th April Rodillians did a repeat performance by winning all 3 classes entered with distinction marks.  The choir were absolutely delighted with the days’ results and felt that this was a fantastic achievement, having put so much work into their 50th Year Celebration Concert only a few weeks before.  Penistone festival was next on the 2014 festival calendar and on 27th September the choir were once again winners of both classes entered, gaining distinction marks for all 4 songs. In 2013 The Rothwell Music Festival should have been the first festival of the year for Rodillian Singers but unfortunately due to adverse weather conditions Saturday evening classes had to be cancelled.  So Eskdale Festival at Whitby was the first of the season for 2013, where Rodillian Singers once again did a full sweep and won all of the classes they entered, including the £500 prize for the Choir Recital.  This was once again a fantastic result beating our good friends and rivals York Philharmonic MVC, Skelmanthorpe MVC and Penistone Ladies (to name a few).  18th May brought around the Wharfedale Music Festival in Ilkley and Rodillians repeated their previous year’s success by once again winning the Female Voice class.  After the short summer break Penistone Music Festival was the next on the 2013 agenda and once again the choir had an extremely successful evening winning both the Female Voice and Open Challenge classes. On 29 th  September 2012 The Rodillians successfully defended their titles at the Penistone Music Festival by winning both the Female Voice Choir and the Open Challenge Choral Classes. In March 2012 the Choir returned to the Skipton Festival after a 5 year absence to win the Ladies Choir section, a perfect start to the year!  In April at the Eskdale Festival in Whitby the Rodillians were victorious in coming 1 st  in three out of the four classes that they had entered.  These included the Ladies, the Sacred & the Choir Recital which had a £500 prize alongside the trophy.  On the 19 th  May the choir came 1 st  in the Female Voice Choir Section at the Wharfedale Festival in Ilkley.  What a fantastic end to an amazing festival year. In September of 2011 the Rodillians were successful in coming first in both the Female Voice Choir and Open Challenge Choral Classes at the Penistone Music Festival.  In 2010 the Rodillian Singers won the Female Voice Section at Eskdale Festival and first prize in the Choral section at the Harrogate Music Festival.  In 2008 the choir was awarded first prize in the choir programme class at the prestigious Mrs Sunderland Festival at Huddersfield Town Hall and the Jessie Jameson Centenary Baton for the best song of the day.  In the same year the choir were also winners of the Choir Recital class at Eskdale Festival in Whitby.
Festival achievements
Previous Events  2014 •	1st Febuary - CD Recording (Private event) •	22nd March - 50th Year Celebration Concert at Wakefield Cathedral •	12th April - Eskdale Music Festival, Whitby •	10th May - Concert at Dalton Church, Huddersfield •	19th July - Summer Concert - "Midsummer Evening"  •	27th September - Penistone Music Festival at Penistone Academy •	1st November - Joint Celebration Concert with Wakefield Chorus and Skelmanthorpe MVC at Wakefield Cathedral •	9th Nov - "Here's to the Heroes"  Rodillian Singers are guests of Jonathan Ansell    at City Varieties, Leeds  •	6th Dec - "Christmas Belles" & the Odd Chap!  A fabulous Christmas Charity Concert at the newly refurbished Unity Works  2013 •	23rd March - Rothwell Music Festival, Blackburn Hall, Rothwell •	13th April - Eskdale Music Festival, The Pavillion, Whitby •	18th May - Wharfedale Music Festival, Ilkley •	15th June - Wedding at Hanging Heaton Church, Batley •	6th July - Concert with York Philharmonic Male Voice Choir, York •	27th July - Concert with BeVox at Wakefield Cathedral •	18th Aug - Flashmobs in London •	28th September - Penistone Music Festival •	12th Oct - Concert in aid of Dogs for the Disabled at St John's Church, Wakefield  •	14th Dec - Christmas concert at St John's Church, Wakefield 7:30 •	Monday 16th December - Chief Constable's Christmas Charity Concert  at Wakefield Cathedral  2017 •	8th April - Eskdale Music Festival, Whitby •	13th April - Music In May, Trinity Church, Ossett  •	4th June - Charity Concerty at St Michaels Church, Emley •	8th July - Summer Concert at Scholes Village Hall, Leeds  2016 •	27th February - Mrs Sunderland Music Festival, Huddersfield Town Hall •	19th March - Lucy Denton Wedding, Alverthorpe Church, Wakefield •	9th April - Eskdale Music Festival, Whitby •	23rd April - Rothwell Music Festival, Rothwell •	18th June - Concert at Gildersome Church in aid of their fund raising •	9th July - Concert for St Peter’s Church, Stanley to be held at          St John’s Church Wakefield •	19th August - Scarborough Music Weekend, Queen Street Methodist            Central Hall at 7.45pm •	24th September - Penistone Music Festival •	10th December - Christmas Concert with Rothwell Temperance Band at             Wakefield Cathedral 2015 •	28th February Winners at Mrs Sunderland Music Festival, Huddersfield of the Choir Programme Class and overall winners of the Choir Challenge Centenary baton •	28th March - Rothwell Music Festival, Blackburn Hall, Rothwell "Winners of the Herbert Burnley Trophy Choir Recital class" •	11th April - Eskdale Music Festival, Whitby “Winners of Christmas in April and Sacred Music classes plus 2 third places in Songs from the Shows and Choir Recital" •	11th July - Summer Concert at Dewsbury Minster •	26th September - Penistone Music Festival •	12th December - Christmas Concert at St John’s Church, Wakefield, with guests - Palm Court Orchestra
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25th November - Ripon Cathedral Christmas Fair - 2.40pm for 30 mins  
2nd December - Christmas Concert at Wakefield Cathedral with Wakefield Youth Percussion Group 28 January - Priory Church, Doncaster - 3.00pm  
2018