Denaby Choral Society Plans – An Ambitious “Messiah”

October 1946

South Yorkshire Times, October 26, 1946

An Ambitious “Messiah”
Denaby Choral Society Plans

Denaby and District Coral Society are to present an ambitious rendering of Handel’s “Messiah” on December 14, in Mexborough Central Methodist Church, and have been fortunate in securing four outstanding principles – Elsie Suddaby (soprano), Mary Jarred (contralto), Walter Glynn (tenor). And Frederick Noble (bass).

Proceeds are to be divided between the Central Methodist Organ fund, Mexborough Montagu Hospital and Denaby Fullerton hospital. The society’s conductor, Mrs Hilda L. Chapel, says it is her ambition to renovate the organ of Central Methodist church, of which she is choirmaster.

The effort is to be her gift to commemorate the work of her father, Mr Arthur Beal, who was 42 years organist and choirmaster of the church. Mr Beal first presented the “Messiah” at Central Methodist Church in 1892. He will be 85 next year and still has a choral Society in Kirkby, to which he retired 20 years ago. As a presentation is to be a tribute to his work, he will conduct solos in the performance.

The Denaby Society have now a membership of 60, and welcomes newcomers in an attempt to increase at number 200.