A music society has launched its 66th season.
Following on from their popular and successful Christmas gala concert in December, in aid of Maggies cancer support, Ellesmere Port Music Society hopes it has struck the right note in 2016 with a Come and Sing Day to be held at Whitby High School on Sycamore Drive, Whitby on Saturday, March 19.
Singers and ‘wannabe’ singers are welcome to go along and join in the fun from 10am to 5pm. For anyone who has limited experience of singing in a choir or who would like to try, the society says it wants to encourage people to go along and try singing for themselves.
Singing is said to help improve wellbeing and is described as an ‘excellent therapy for dark winter days’ it suggests.
Cheshire born soprano Julie Kench will be on hand with helpful hints on everything from vocal technique to sight reading and there will also be advice and help from the society’s energetic music director Lloyd Buck.
Members of the choir will give encouragement and provide cake and tea while Handel’s Coronation Anthems are on the menu including the well-known chorus Zadok the Priest sung at every Royal coronation since it was written.
The society plans to end the afternoon with a performance and family or friends are welcome. To book email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01244 340375.
Saturday, April 23 will see the society’s spring concert breaking new ground in Ellesmere Port Civic Hall with works by Rutter, Ralph Vaughan Williams and renowned composer Bob Chilcott never before performed in the town.
The society suggests the programme will give the audience ‘something appealing and unusual’.