North Walsham

Worstead choir announce spring and summer concerts

Just Regional
May 9, 2014 2 mins read

Highlights from Handel’s popular Messiah will form the latest concert by The Choir Worstead.

The choir has been rehearsing the music since the new year in readiness for the performance on Saturday, May 17, at St Mary’s Church, Worstead.

Following this, it will be switching to more up to date tunes in time for Worstead Festival, where it will be performing on the Sunday of the weekend July 26 and 27.

Messiah has been a firm favourite for choirs and audiences over the years since its first performance in Dublin in 1742 when, to create more space for as large an audience as possible, gentlemen were asked not to take their swords and ladies not to wear hoops in their dresses.

Organist for the concert will be David Ballard, from Cantamus Choir.

The choir, firmly based in the community, is unauditioned and includes all ages. It has recently benefited from the arrival of new members and continues to flourish, though is always happy to welcome more, particularly tenors.

It rehearses on Thursdays at Worstead Village Hall, 7.30-9.30pm. Call Helen Kelly on 01692 538941 if you would like to find out more or see www.thechoir.org.uk. You can Also see its Facebook page or follow on Twitter @choirworstead.

Tickets for the concert are £7.50 including a glass of wine or juice, on the door. It starts at 7.30pm.

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