A CHOIR formed of retired and semi-retired people celebrated its tenth anniversary by performing a concert to mark the milestone.

The U3A choir meets on the first Monday of every month to sing and perform music from jazz to musicals.

The choir consists of members from U3A - formerly known as University of the Third Age - which is an organisation that offers courses and activities to retired or semi-retired people to help combat loneliness in old age.

Derek Bacon, vice chair of Barnsley U3A, said: “The choir has just under 100 members from the age of 55 right up to our oldest member at 99.

“They meet once a month to get together and sing songs that make them happy - it’s really just a group of people who have had no formal singing training, getting together and having a good time.”

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To celebrate its tenth anniversary, the choir hosted a concert which took place on Tuesday at Emmanuel Methodist Church, Huddersfield Road.

“It’s a real achievement for the choir,” Derek added. “It’s great to see people coming together and having fun.”