Lunchtime Concert 25th June 2021


This concert is our first since March , 2020 .
We have missed our loyal audience, our wonderful performers and the delicious homemade lunches.
 and we are very much looking forward to seeing you all again.


The Joy of Music

Words and Music for All 






    (Margaret Jowett and Kathy White)


Margaret Jowett trained at the NorthernTheatre School,

under the

 direction of the much respected actress, the late Esme Church.

After touring with a children's theatre company, she worked as a stage director and actress in northern repertory companies, followed by personnel work in retail and industry.She founded and ran for 27 years her own "Speech and Drama Workshop ", whilst teaching speech and drama at Leeds Girls 'High School and appearing on YTV.

Her tuition has equipped many young people with invaluable skills for both theatre and other professions.

Margaret is a member of Equity, The Society of Teachers of Speech and Drama, still teaches and is a Tour Guide at Ripley Castle., where she can also be seen in costumed presentations, " The Ladies of Ripley "

She directs plays , hosts concerts and Dickens Workshops in schools.She is a regular Guest Reader in London for the Esterhazy Singers and performs in the Bar Convent, York.

Margaret hosts Serendipity which she and Kathy started in 2003.

Kathy White was born in Grimsby and ,aged 8, commenced singing lessons with Dorothy King.As her voice developed she became a valued member of several local choirs., frequently singing solos and ,as soon as she was able to audition,became a member of the Grimsby and Cleethorpes Amateur Operatic Society.

From her teens she enjoyed entertaining with her father, singing solos and duets at various local venues.

On moving to Leeds in 1988  Kathy joined Heaingley Amateur Operatic Society and Wetherby Light Music Singers whils continuing her studies with well-known singer and teacher, Margaret Lucas.

She has also sung with Leeds Gilbert and Sullivan Society.

In 1993 Kathy formed a quartet called "Limelight ", who entertain groups with songs from the shows, operetta and light popular music. They also provide music for functions such as birthdays, weddings , anniversaries etc.

As a founder member of Serendipity, Kathy's extensive repertoire can be heard in the popular programmes of " words and music" performed in surroundings such as Stately Homes, Masonic Ballrooms and many other venues around  Yorkshire.


LINDA HINCHLIFFE was born in Leeds and began piano lessons aged 4.  She completed her studies at London College of Music under the direction of William Lloyd Webber, gaining two piano diplomas and a degree in 1975.


Linda's musical career spans four decades.  She has taught music to all ages, performed regularly with amateur societies and has been Musical Director for numerous productions including "My Fair Lady", "Oh What a Lovely War" and "Oliver".


Linda has worked for Leeds Education Artforms as a peripatetic pianist, part time teacher and accompanist and has also been accompanist for Leeds Youth Opera.

Now freelance, she is playing for weddings, funerals, etc. and enjoying a little more free time.


 Linda joined "Limelight" in January 2000 and has been accompanist for "Serendipity" since its formation in 2003.     However, because of the high demands on her time she is not often seen "live" at our performances, but is heard through our sound system.


SERENDIPITY programmes include:

   "Around the World”

   “Be my Valentine”             (Costumed)

   “Charleston and Cocktails”(Costumed)

   "Christmas Greetings”

   “Christmas Near and Far”

   “It’s Festival time”

   “Joy of Music”

   “Let’s Celebrate”

    "Love and Marriage” 

    "November to January”

    "Our Favourite Things”

    "A Royal Celebration”       (Costumed)

         (Queen’s Diamond Jubilee 2012)


    “A Victorian Country House Soiree”         (Costumed)

    “Wartime Memories 1939-1945”



Special events

    “Meet Queen Elizabeth I & her Court

      At Christmas”                 (Costumed)

    “Serendipity Remembers 1914-18”


For any enquiries, please ring 0113 2682041

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