ELLESMERE Port Music Society celebrates its 60th anniversary with a concert at the Civic Hall.
The concert takes place on Saturday, April 10, at 7.30pm.
Sacred and Profane is the theme of the evening under the society’s new conductor, Tim Stuart.
It features a strong line-up of top soloists, including pianist John Gough and soprano Diana Palmerston, as well as the Wirral Philharmonic Orchestra and the society’s chorus of over a hundred voices.
Alongside works by Robin Milford, Copland and Puccini, the concert will include Constant Lambert’s Rio Grande - a jazz-inspired blend of cantata and piano concerto with rhythmic singing from the voice parts.
By contrast, the second half of the concert features Charles Gounod’s Judex and St Cecilia Mass, which sees the society in more traditional mode.
Talented violinist Albert Davies was the driving force in founding the society back on April 18, 1950.
The purpose of the society was to promote classical musical activities in the town, which at the time had little tradition.
For tickets or more details visit www.epmsonline.co.uk or call 0151 327 4062.