Leeds nostalgia: Leeds choir had X-factor back in 1992

Leeds.  25th November 1992

A CHEERY gang of "golden oldies" which belts out the ballads of the past is proving a hit with people in South Leeds.

The Belle Isle Day Centre Choir, formed 11 years ago, has a full diary touring community centres and pensioner homes which cannot get enough of them.

Under the baton of Mr Walter Silver, the 20 men and women, average age around 65, have an accomplished programme from Black and White Minstrel classics to rousing choruses of Jerusalem and Holy City.

Pat Rowe, warden of the day centre at Belle Isle and a former choir leader, siad: "Our choir gives and receives great satisfaction.  It is in contant demand".
Leeds. 25th November 1992 A CHEERY gang of "golden oldies" which belts out the ballads of the past is proving a hit with people in South Leeds. The Belle Isle Day Centre Choir, formed 11 years ago, has a full diary touring community centres and pensioner homes which cannot get enough of them. Under the baton of Mr Walter Silver, the 20 men and women, average age around 65, have an accomplished programme from Black and White Minstrel classics to rousing choruses of Jerusalem and Holy City. Pat Rowe, warden of the day centre at Belle Isle and a former choir leader, siad: "Our choir gives and receives great satisfaction. It is in contant demand".
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Leeds, November 25, 1992: A CHEERY gang of “golden oldies” which belts out the ballads of the past was proving a hit with people in South Leeds.

The Belle Isle Day Centre Choir, formed 11 years earlier, had a full diary touring community centres and pensioner homes, which by all accounts could not get enough of them.

Under the baton of Mr Walter Silver, the 20 men and women, whose average age was around 65, had an accomplished programme from Black and White Minstrel classics to rousing choruses of Jerusalem and Holy City. Pat Rowe, warden of the day centre at Belle Isle and a former choir leader herself, said: “Our choir gives and receives great satisfaction. It is in constant demand.”

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