Within the chorus there are other, smaller groups of musicians, including:

  • Eclipse

  • Hullabaloo

  • Jabberwocky

We also occasionally put together the "AbbeyBella Orchestrella" just for fun to perform at the Abbey Belle shows.  They are made up of members of the chorus who play (or used to play) musical instruments.  It is usually a rabble, but really good fun!

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A six piece singing group who sing both accompanied and a cappella in close harmony

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Hullabaloo have been singing together since 2002.  They are:

  • Susan (Tenor)

  • Anne (Lead)

  • Geraldine (Bari)

  • Anne (Bass)


The quartet has a varied repertoire of modern and more traditional songs. They have competed successfully in local music competitions and have twice been placed 9th in the LABBS national quartet competition.  In 2009 Hullabaloo were delighted to achieve Susan's lifetime ambition of singing on Radio 4. Their version of the 'Upshares Downshares' theme was played on November 9th on the PM programme. Some of the 'Upshares' recordings, including Hullabaloo's, were made into a CD for BBC's Children in Need appeal, 2010. The CD was spectaculalrly successful and sold over 7000 copies.

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Jabberwocky were formed in 2018.  They are made up of:

  • Victoria (Tenor)

  • Catrina (Lead)

  • Amy (Bari)

  • Natalie (Bass).  

Victoria, Catrina, Amy and Natalie all sing with the Abbey Belles.  They have been together as a quartet for nearly two years, during which time they've enjoyed lots of fun and laughter.  The highlight has been their Christmas performance to a packed audience at Harlow Carr and winning their first trophy at the Pontefract Music Festival in March 2019.  They are really looking forward to competing at LABBS in October!

For more information, see their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/JabberwockyQuartet


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Jabberwocky competing at LABBS Quartet Prelims Jun 2019


Eclipse practising for Abbey Belles Show May 2016

AbbeyBella Orchestrella

AbbeyBella Orchestrella playing at the Abbey Belles Show Sep 2012


Jabberwocky celebrating a well earned drink after LABBS Prelims Jun 2019


Eclipse Oct 2018


Hullabaloo singing at Abbey Belles Show May 2016


Hullabaloo singout with Scunthorpe Male Voice Choir Nov 2007

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AbbeyBella Orchestrella playing at the Abbey Belles Show Sep 2012


Hullabaloo competing at LABBS Convention Oct 2006


Jabberwocky at Pontefract Music Festival Mar 2019


Eclipse at Rothwell Music Festival Mar 2017