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Choir to sing at the Royal Albert Hall
7:00am Monday 16th September 2013 in News
AN ALL-MALE choir from Chelmsford has been selected to perform at the Royal Albert Hall next month.
The Chelmsford Male Voice Choir will sing alongside groups from Wales, Sweden and South Africa at the London venue on October 18 as part of the London Welsh Festival of Male Choirs.
Preparations are under way for the concert which is known in the industry as the Night of 1,000 Voices.
Chairman of the choir Brian Thomas said being asked to be part of the concert at the prestigious venue was a “great honour”.
He added: “The invitation is from the London Welsh Male Voice Choir which selects choirs mainly from Wales but has on this occasion included Chelmsford.
“This will further enhance the reputation of both the CMVC and the City of Chelmsford.”
John Taylor, music director for the choir, said the performance will be a tough one for the group but he has faith the guys can pull off a top showing.
“Eighteen of the 19 pieces of music selected for the concert will be new to the choir,” he said.
“This will pose challenges as both music and words will need to be remembered as music folders will not be permitted at the concert.
“However, once learned, this music will be added to the choir’s repertoire and used in local concerts performed on behalf of charities.”
Ahead of the show at the Albert Hall, new members are welcome to join the choir, who practice at Trinity Methodist Church in Rainsford Road every Tuesday at 7.30pm.
For more information, call secretary Peter Freeman on 01245 361088.
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