Chester Bach Singers are offering the opportunity to join them for a fun afternoon of singing and a scratch performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Yeomen of the Guard.

The event is the latest in a number of events the choir hold annually to encourage other amateur singers to join them for a one-off singing rehearsal and performance.

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Set in the Tower of London during the 16th century, Yeomen of the Guard is the darkest and perhaps most emotionally engaging of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Savoy Operas, ending with a broken-hearted main character and two very reluctant engagements, rather than the usual numerous marriages.

Martin Bussey, musical director of the Chester Bach Singers, said: “Our Come and Sing events are a real highlight of our musical calendar. It’s great to have the opportunity to share such fantastic works with new faces and with old friends.”

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Part of the fun of these special events is learning a lot of music quickly, but you don’t have to be in a choir to join in, there are no auditions and you don’t have to have any knowledge of the music.

Come and Sing Yeomen of the Guard takes place at St Mary’s Creative Space, Chester on Saturday, May, 7 from noon. The fee for the event is £10 (which includes refreshments and home-made cake) and the music can be hired for an additional £2.

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