Dean’s musical missus tours for cathedral

'Greener Gals' who are raising money for the cathedral's transformation project.'L to R) Pamela Greener, Sue Murray, Carole Pickett.'p5229b120
'Greener Gals' who are raising money for the cathedral's transformation project.'L to R) Pamela Greener, Sue Murray, Carole Pickett.'p5229b120

THE Dean of Wakefield is used to being the star of the show when it comes to the cathedral but he is more than happy to turn roadie when his musical missus takes to the stage.

Pamela Greener, wife of the Very Rev Jonathan, recently shot to You Tube fame when she appeared on the Politics Show with a song about the alternative vote.

But the 51-year-old, whose AV Ditty has had almost 11,000 hits on the internet, is better known locally for being one of the Greener Gals, a tuneful trio which she founded about 18 months ago to raise money for Project 2013 and other charities.

Together with folk singer and guitarist, Carole Pickett and jazz singer Sue Murray, she has been touring churches around the diocese performing concerts.

The shows which are fun for all the family, with a combination of Victoria Wood-style comedy compositions, serene folk songs and even a bit of jazz.

The group met at a Hands on Theatre Company cabaret event at Henry Boons in Wakefield in 2009 and the rest is history.

Mrs Greener, who is a chartered accountant by day, said: “What we try to do is put on an evening of fun, amusing, good spirited entertainment. It’s a mixture of original material and things the audience will know.

“We try to make the concerts different every time and they are suitable for everyone, so bring your granny or your youngster is what we say.

“Jonathan loves it. He is our roadie and does the website for us. It’s so nice to see people leave with a spring in their step.”

The group has raised almost £3,000 for Project 2013 so far and is performing tonight at St Peter’s Church in Woolley at 7.30pm.

Tickets priced £10, are available on the door. Money raised will go to the cathedral’s transformation project and the church’s appeal for a vicarage in Tarime, Tanzania.

For more information on the group, visit www.greenergals.org and to see the You Tube clip visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQq70aH7Uf8