Geoff's busy music career.North of the border, former Huddersfield Choral Society
Huddersfield Choral Society is an internationally famous choir based in the town of Huddersfield in the English county of West Yorkshire. It was founded in 1836 and is recognised as one of Britain's leading choirs. singer Geoffrey Hoyle has just retired after 70 years' service to church music.
Mr Hoyle started his musical career as a choirboy in Huddersfield at the age of eight and went on to become a bass baritone with the Choral Society and also the Leeds Festival Chorus The Leeds Festival Chorus is an amateur chorus in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, with 170 singing members in soprano, alto, tenor and bass sections. Presenting classical choral music in Yorkshire and elsewhere in Britain, including at the BBC Proms and Manchester Arena; the chorus .
Today he's 78 and lives in Carnoustie and has just retired as the organist of Murroes and Tealing Church.
The news was passed on by his sister-in-law Mrs June Hoyle, of Kirkburton, a former midwifery midwifery (mĭd`wī'fərē), art of assisting at childbirth. The term midwife for centuries referred to a woman who was an overseer during the process of delivery. In ancient Greece and Rome, these women had some formal training. sister and Kirkburton ward councillor, who is herself a member of the U3A choir.
She says that Mr Hoyle was very well known in Huddersfield. In Scotland he has not just been a singer and a church organist but has conducted East Fife Ladies Choir and Dundee University Choir and been assistant conductor at Dundee Choral Union.