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CD Available to Buy from Friday 15th November.

BYC Christmas CD in Aid of Barnsley Hospice

The Front Cover of the CD.  Available to buy from Friday 15th November.

The Front Cover of the CD. Available to buy from Friday 15th November.

Would you like to be part of something truly special this Christmas?  Would you like to make a real difference to families in your community?

On Friday 15th November Barnsley Youth Choir will be releasing its much anticipated Christmas CD, a ‘Double A-Side’ featuring the songs ‘Winter Wonderland’ and ‘O Holy Night’.  The CD will cost just £2, with all profits going directly to Barnsley Hospice.  Due to the generosity of all involved, it is anticipated that from every CD sold, £1.50 will go to the Hospice. The CD represents a fantastic way to support young people in Barnsley whilst also raising money for a fantastic cause.  The young singers in the choir have produced a recording of an immense standard, and the CD is a sure fire way to get you in the Christmas spirit.  Whether it’s for yourself or as stocking filler for a friend of family member, for just £2 you can become part of a very special project.

We are excited to announce the on Monday 11th November, Dearne FM in Barnsley will be giving the single its first official radio play.  Tune in to the breakfast show from 7:30am to hear ‘O Holy Night’ for the first time.  Later that day, We Are Barnsley’s online radio station will be giving ‘Winter Wonderland’ its first official play.

The tracks were recorded in February of this year by a team of engineers from University Centre Barnsley, headed up by highly respected and renowned music producer Simon Humphrey.

Producer Simon Humphrey with BYC MD Mat Wright during the recording session.

Producer Simon Humphrey with BYC MD Mat Wright during the recording session.

We’ve got lot’s of exciting events and announcements that will happen between now and the launch date, with more events planned once the CD hits the shelves.  In the meantime you can stay up to date by following our Facebook page, Twitter feed and website so that when we make our announcements as many people as possible get to see them.  We are also asking people to change their Facebook profile picture and cover photo to the ones on our own Facebook page. The Barnsley Chronicle has also pledged to support the project by running announcements and updates in each Friday’s edition.

If you run a local business, are part of a school or community group or are just someone that would like to support the CD, please get in touch. We are looking for as much support as possible, including retail outlets to stock and sell the CD.

Currently, the CD will be available to buy at the following locations.  More and more retailers are coming onboard and will be added to the list in due course.

Confirmed Retailers
  • The Barnsley Chronicle front counter shop on Church Street, Barnsley
  • Horizon Community College main reception desk
  • All Barnsley Hospice shops.  Full details of their shops can be found on their website.
  • Matalan Cortonwood Retail Park
  • Barnsley Music Service, Grove Street, Oakwell (Mon-Fri)
  • Pollyana, Market Hill
  • Alton Cars, Barugh Green
  • GBAC Accountants, Shambles Street
  • Fruit Hair & Beauty
  • Schoffs Cafe
  • Howard & Co Solicitors
  • St Mary’s Primary School
  • Halifax Bank, Town Centre
  • BDGH Cardiology Dept
  • Rob Royd Farm Shop
  • Voluntary Action Barnsley
  • Worsborough Comon Primary School
  • Holy Trinity ALC
  • Experience Barnsley Museum Shop
  • Cooper Gallery/Experience Barnsley Cafes
  • Emmanuel Church
  • Cawthorne Post Office
  • Debut Record Shop
  • Discount Clothing Company
  • The Metrodome
  • Cannon Hall
  • Perrys Barnsley
  • Holy Rood Catholic Primary School
  • Kexborough Post Office
  • Age UK
  • BMBC
  • Wilthorpe Primary School
  • Vortex Clothing, Stairfoot
  • Jet Garage, Pogmoor Rd
  • The Swim School
  • YPAS Chippy, Kexborough

If you know of a local business, organisation or school that would like to sell the CD on behalf of the choir, please contact Debbie Chambers on 07711 993381 or email her using the link below.

In addition to these locations, you can order copies of the CD via the Barnsley Hospice website by using this link.

Buy the CD*This link will re-direct you the Barnsley Hospice online shop.  The online shop will be updated with CD purchase info in the next few days.


For the time being, here’s two short extracts of the tracks to give you and idea of what the CD will sound like. The CD is a fantastic way for the people of Barnsley to show their support for the fabulous young children that perform with BYC and to raise funds for a very worthwhile cause.

With your help, let’s make the BYC CD the talk of the town this Christmas.

The CD would not have been possible without the generous support of a number of organisations.  To find out more about them, click on the images below.