Chamber choir get ready for Irish luck

East Beds Choir

East Beds Choir

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A choir is hoping to raise the roof with a concert and help repair their concert venue.

The Upper Caldecote based East Bedfordshire Chamber Choir are putting on a concert at St. Swithun’s Church in Sandy at 7.30pm on Saturday March 19.

The concert has been organised to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. The choir will be performing the music of Ireland and music connected with the Emerald Isle.

The choir was formed by its music director, David Beer, in September 2013 and has made quite a reputation for itself locally for the high quality of performance.

They are not afraid to tackle a wide range of challenging music that is sung from madrigals and folk songs, through the classical repertoire to Gershwin and the Beatles.

The choir has a high proportion of young singers alongside those with more experience, as the intention was to provide a choir for singers in East Beds Youth Choir to move on to when they reached the choir’s leaving age.

All of the choir members are auditioned to ensure the singers are of the highest possible standards.

The choir members usually wear black with orange scarves/handkerchiefs for performances, but this concert’s dress code will have an Irish twist!

But what that twist will be, the group say you will have to go along to the concert and find out.

David will be conducting the concert and accompanied by Heather Williams.

Tickets are available on the door and cost £10 including refreshments.

They are £5 for Over 12s in full time education and entrance for under 12s is free as long as they are accompanied by a paying adult.

For more about the choir and their future performances, visit www.eastbedschamberchoir.co.uk.