Choir Observations

Let’s face it, singing in a choir is the most fun you can have with your clothes on. When you’re feeling a little flat, nothing gives you more of a lift than some simple harmony. And it’s not just about the music – you’ll never leave a choir without making […]

Who’s watching & listening?

Are Alexa, Google Assistant, Amazon Echo and Siri Listening ? Is your webcam watching you? Seems like we owe the tinfoil hat club a big apology. Yes, there are eyes and ears everywhere in just about any large city in the world. Our smartphones, tablets, computers, cars, voice assistants and […]

Quiz 4

Are you still there? Good, here’s a quiz that may not be so easy to Google the answers! 1. Who was the last American President to be born a subject of the British Empire? 2. What’s the secret of London’s BT Tower? 3. Menelik II of Ethiopia had some shocking […]

Quiz – 3

TLA –  that’s Three Letter Abreviations Why is ‘abreviations’ such a long word? Do you know what the following TLAs are? (without resorting to the internet of course) BMW DNA USB TNT RAM EDF B&Q BSA DAB KLM

Quiz 2 Answers

A bit easier this time, all with a music theme: Who were the famous backing singers on most of Elvis Presley’s early hits? The Jordanaires What is the better known stage name of Robyn Fenty? Rihanna Which group’s best-known recording is the 1967 single ‘A Whiter Shade of Pale’? Procol […]

C-19 Quiz 2

A bit easier this time, all with a music theme: Who were the famous backing singers on most of Elvis Presley’s early hits? What is the better known stage name of Robyn Fenty? Which group’s best-known recording is the 1967 single ‘A Whiter Shade of Pale’? What is the first […]

Quiz 1 Answers

Here are the answers. Top marks if you got more than three without Google! 1.  116 years. 1337 – 1453 2.  Ecuador 3.  From sheep and horses 4.  November 7th. Russia’s calendar was 13 days behind. 5.  16.  Louis 17th died in prison during the French revolution and never reached […]

Self-Isolation Quiz 1

Just to give you self-isolating choir members something to do, I’ve prepared this simple quiz.  Further quizzes may get harder. Good luck JB Easy Questions (?) 1. How long did the Hundred Years War last? 2. In which country are Panama hats made? 3. Where do we get catgut? 4. […]

Parking in Huddersfield

News may have reached you already that Kirklees made the decision last Thursday to close the Alfred Street Multi-storey Car Park with effect from last Friday due to safety concerns about the building. It will not re-open during the festival. As this is the usual car park used by everyone […]

Mrs Sunderland Music Festival

The Huddersfield Mrs Sunderland Festival, being one of the most prestigious in the North of England, attracts performers from all parts of the United Kingdom, eager to have their talent adjudicated and encouraged by specialist adjudicators. The venue for the event is Huddersfield Town Hall, with many classes being held […]