Love Pop Choir nets prestigious regional award


A ladies choir, which meets in Farsley and across West Yorkshire, has been awarded the Yorkshire Prestige Award for Community Choir Of The Year 2023/24.

Love Pop Choir director and founder, Lauren Elliott, and choir director, Joanne Ward, accepted the award at Hazelwood Castle. “We are so proud to receive the award” said Lauren, “particularly as the panel deemed us winners due to the obvious joy and pleasure the choir brings to our fabulous ladies”  

Love Pop Choir has seven groups in the Yorkshire area in Farsley (at The Nest bar, Farsley Celtic), 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. Anyone interested in applying for a post, should e-mail for more information.

“My aim is to share my love and passion for music with as many people as I can in a fun, relaxed environment” said Lauren. “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.”

The choir will be performing at Farsley Celtic’s home match against Gloucester City tomorrow (3pm).

If you’d like to join the fun, they are running free taster sessions during the week commencing 8 January 2024. You can book your place here.


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