Past Performances

Daytones Singouts Over The Years

The Daytones always enjoy sharing their music-making in local performances - it's important in the life of the chorus and it's why we rehearse so carefully.  Be it in large, prestige concerts or smaller social events we love to see our audiences enjoying the harmonies in our repertoire and the banter in our shows.
Thanks to our bookings secretary and groups who keep inviting us back we maintain a busy yearly performance schedule; alongside rehearsing and socialising, this is an important feature of life with the Daytones!  Please see for yourself below what we have enjoyed in recent years.

Events highlighted in Cyan are shown in more detail - scroll down for more information:


March - Nidd Hall - Ripley
March - York Community Choirs - Joseph Rowntree Theatre 

February - Nidd Hall - Ripley
January- Nidd Hall - Ripley


December- Nidd Hall - Ripley
December - Clarke Foley Community Centre - Ilkley
December - Victoria Gate - Leeds

December - BBC Radio Leeds
December- Nidd Hall - Ripley
December - Knaresborough Christmas Market 
November - Allhallowgate Methodist Chapel
November - Nidd Hall - Ripley 
October - Nidd Hall Hotel - Ripley
October - Fountains Abbey
October - Nidd Hall Hotel - Ripley
September - Connaught Court - York
September - Daytones Summer Social
August - RHS Harlow Carr 
July - Kirkby Wharfe Church - Summer Fete
June - Crown Hotel - Harrogate
April - Stockton-on-the-Forest - Village Hall
March - Nidd Hall Hotel -Ripley
March - Joseph Rowntree Theatre - York
February - Nidd Hall Hotel - Ripley
February - Nidd Hall Hotel - Ripley
January - Nidd Hall Hotel -Ripley
January - Daytones "Christmas" Lunch
January - Nidd Hall Hotel - Ripley
January - Starbeck Methodist


December - Nidd Hall Hotel - Ripley
December - Victoria Gate - Leeds
December - Nidd Hall Hotel -Ripley
November - Nidd Hall Hotel - Ripley
November - Connaught Court - York
October - Nidd Hall Hotel - Ripley
September -St Mary's Church Tadcaster
September - Hog Roast - Social
August - RHS Harlow Carr
July - Boston Spa Village Festival 
April - Roosters Taproom
March - York Community Choirs - Joseph Rowntree Theatre 
January - Crown Hotel Harrogate


December - York Designer Outlet
December - Wetherby Lions Dickensian Market
December - Haxby and Wiggington Probus Club - a concert to bring in the mood for Christmas
October - Fountains Abbey - Evening Entertainment for the start of the season "Fountains by Floodlight"
August - RHS Harlow Carr
February - Zoom Rehearsal- Bill Nimmo - The Humour of Scouse
February - Zoom Rehearsal - Bruce Chalmers - I Dare To Dream by Donna Ashworth
February - Zoom Rehearsal - Gordon Fisher - 1066


December - Christmas Zoom Rehearsal/Party
December - Christmas Zoom Lunch
January - Voices Yorkshire - M&S Owlcotes
January - NZ Member Send Off

February - Haxby and Wigginton U3A - Wigginton


February - Ebor Probus Club - Edward the Confessor, York
April - Connaught Court - Fulford, York
May - Wharfedale Music Festival - Ilkley
June - Making Music Day - Horsefair, Wetherby

July - Boston Spa Summer Festival - Boston Spa
July - RHS Garden Harlow Carr - Harrogate
September - Voices Yorkshire - Leeds Town Hall
September - Manhattan Voices Joint Concert - Scarborough
September - Tour De Yorkshire

December - Granby Residential Home - Harrogate
December - Pudsey Live at Home - Pudsey
December - Singing for St Gemma's - Leeds Corn Exchange
December - Singing for St Gemma's - John Lewis Centre, Leeds


February - Nidd Hall Hotel - Killinghall
March - York Community Choirs - Joseph Rowntree Theatre
March - Youth Music's 100 Choir Event - Leeds Railway Station

May - Wharfedale Music Festival - Ilkley
June - NHS Retirement Club - Crown Hotel, Harrogate
June - Concert - St Mary's Church, Boston Spa
June - U3A concert - Wetherby
August - RHS Garden Harlow Carr - Harrogate
September - Manhattan Voices Joint Concert - Scarborough
October - Pusey Live at Home - Pudsey
October - Bandstand - Wetherby
November - Thursday Group - Cookridge Methodist Church
November - Village Hall fundraising concert - Clifford
December - Collingham Men's Forum Xmas - Wetherby Golf Club
December - Menston Men's Forum - Kirkland Hall
December - Wetherby Men's Forum - Walshford Inn
December - Farsley Live at Home - Farsley
December - Singing for St Gemma's - Leeds Markets
December - Singing for St Gemma's - John Lewis Centre


January - Leeds Ladies' Luncheon Club - Cosmopolitan Hotel
March - York Community Choirs - Joseph Rowntree Theatre
April - Collingham Men's Forum - Collingham
May - M&S Retirement Club - Harrogate
July - Moor Allerton Elderly Care - Shadwell Village Hall
October - Connaught Court - Fulford, York
November - Remembrance Service - York Barbican
December - Knaresbrough W.I. - St Chad's Church, Knaresbrough

Joseph Rowntree Theatre

Sat, 2 Mar 2024

Clarke Foley Community Centre

Sat, 16 Dec 2023

The YouTube video to be found by following the link below is part of the Daytones Barbershop Harmony Chorus performance at Ilkley & District u3a Christmas Cracker event held at Clarke Foley Community Centre in Ilkley on Saturday 16th December 2023

Victoria Gate

Fri, 15 Dec 2023
The collection at Victoria Gate was around £785 in cash plus around £20 donated through the online QR code set up for us by St Gemma's. I know that the footfall looked a little disappointing in comparison to last year but those who were passing-by obviously gave generously.

BBC Radio Leeds

Fri, 8 Dec 2023
We were delighted to be offered an appearance on the Gayle Lofthouse show at Radio Leeds on the 8th December to sing a few carols and to publicise our fund raising for St Gemma's Hospice.  The Chorus was made very welcome by everyone at Radio Leeds and had a great time singing our carols and sharing some banter with Gayle.

Daytones at BBC Radio Leeds - Christmas is Coming

Daytones at BBC Radio Leeds - Complete Audio

Fountains Abbey

Sat, 2 Oct 2021
Fountains Abbey

Evening entertainment for the start of the event season -"Fountains by Floodlight 2021"

For our second outing after RHS Harlow Carr in August, the Daytones thoroughly enjoyed the experience of singing in the out-of-this-world Cellarium in the floodlit  Abbey. After only rehearsing together in person since July the chorus put on a great show! 

Although the weather was distinctly inclement, a capacity audience was seated in the medieval cellarium to enjoy our varied repertoire and many who came to view the spectacle of Fountains by Floodlight stopped, listened and stayed for the whole performance which culminated in a rousing audience-participation "Is this the way to Amarillo".

Feedback from the abbey was very positive:

It was a pleasure having you perform at Fountains Abbey – a real treat for visitors, volunteers and staff alike.... Thank you again – for your brilliant performance. 

Well done everyone!

Rehearsal/Party via Zoom

Tue, 22 Dec 2020

For our last Zoomed rehearsal of the year, under the ever-capable leadership of our Deputy Musical Director (and Lord of Misrule) Robert, over thirty members were treated to some humorous entertainment with star turns, some of our famous banter, and singing of favourites from our Christmas repertoire. Musical Director Godfrey rounded off the extended party by judging the home-made Christmas hats competition, letting us all into a secret about Santa(!) and thanking everyone for their sustained support of the chorus over the year

Daytones Christmas Zoom Lunch

Wed, 16 Dec 2020
One of the year's highlights for the Daytones is their Christmas Lunch held every year at a local hostelry, an opportunity to round off the year with friends, wives and partners. Not to break with tradition in these Covid times, a Zoomed "lunch" event was arranged this year to provide some silly games, some recitations, and some singing together, accompanied by some excellent "self-catering" and an occasional glass of wine!

Voices Yorkshire - M&S Owlcotes

Sat, 25 Jan 2020

After being invited to sing at Leeds Town Hall for the prestigious "Voices Yorkshire" concert (September 2019) showcasing successful Yorkshire choirs, the Daytones were invited back to perform at M&S Owlcotes to maintain the profile of this important project.  


The event was quite different from the illustrious stage of the Town Hall, but the Daytones proved they can make music whatever the setting!


NZ Member Send-off

Tue, 14 Jan 2020
Like Grandfather, like Grandson!

The 14th January saw the return to New Zealand of Daytones' youngest part-time member, Tom, grandson of our Treasurer, Eddie. Every so often the family meet up at one or other side of the globe, and this year we were pleased for Tom to join us on our Christmas charity singouts. 

As is customary with the Daytones, visitor Tom was invited to conduct our closing anthem before he left - he's a star in the making!

Christmas Lunch

Tue, 17 Dec 2019

Christmas Lunch

Members of the Daytones enjoy spending time together. 

Last year members, wives and friends had an enjoyable day out in Scarborough (see entry for September), as well as a Hog Roast and Christmas lunch.

This year's Christmas lunch was in East Keswick and concluded, as is tradition, with the singing of our "Let's get together again" anthem, directed by long-term supporter (and Honorary Life Member) Kath who has served our mid-rehearsal refreshments for more years than we can count!

Corn Exchange

Sat, 14 Dec 2019

Manhattan Voices Joint Concert - Scarborough

Sat, 28 Sep 2019

The Daytones got out their buckets & spades for a trip to Scarborough. We had been invited to join the ladies of Manhattan Voices for a charity concert at St Andrew's Church . After a fish & chip lunch and a stroll around Scarborough we joined the ladies who produced a mouth watering range of cakes and tea before singing to a very appreciative audience.

An important post-concert event for the Daytones is the "afterglow" where we retire to a nearby hostelry to enjoy some local beverages and the singing of some chorus favourites! After the Scarborough concert hospitality was warmly provided by the Ham & Cheese near Malton.".


Tour De Yorkshire

Sat, 21 Sep 2019

         The Mayor Directs!


RHS Garden Harlow Carr

Sun, 21 Jul 2019


The Daytones are proud to have been invited to entertain a number of times at Harlow Carr, singing at Christmas and at summer events. Audiences are always appreciative and we enjoy contributing to the special experience which the Garden provides for visitors


Boston Spa Festival

Sun, 14 Jul 2019


The Daytones chorus are committed to contributing to local events. In recent times this has involved singing for community events in Wetherby, Clifford and Boston Spa, and providing some live music with our barbershop harmony repertoire!


John Lewis

Fri, 21 Dec 2018

Christmas Festivities

Sat, 15 Dec 2018

Christmas was a busy time for the Daytones. Singing selections from their repertoire at RHS Garden Harlow Carr's Illuminations event, M&S Pudsey store and the New Victoria Gate Centre in Leeds.

Christmas collections raised monies for the Chorus' nominated charity St Gemma's Hospice.


Clifford Concert

Fri, 9 Nov 2018

St Mary's - SmallCo

Sat, 15 Sep 2018

Youth Music's 100 Choir Event

Sat, 24 Mar 2018

Daytones Harmony Chorus was pleased to join with many other Chorus' and Choirs for the "100 Choirs Event" at the South Concourse of Leeds Railway Station organised by Youth music.

The day raised over £6000 helping to bring life-changing music-making opportunities to young people all over the country.

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