Choirs singing in per­fect har­mony

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TWO choirs will join to­gether for a con­cert cov­er­ing a range from clas­si­cal to West End favourites.

The Seer Green Singers and Vil­lage Voices will per­form at the Bar­birolli Hall, St Cle­ment Danes School, Chor­ley­wood, on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 18, at 7.30pm.

The evening will in­clude a wide-rang­ing pro­gramme of mu­sic, from clas­si­cal to West End mu­si­cals, jazz, and pop.

The ladies’ choir, Vil­lage Voices, and re­cently-formed men’s choir will each per­form their own reper­toires and sing to­gether for part of the con­cert.

Char­lotte Yeo­man, a lo­cal pro­fes­sional singer, will also per­form.

The choirs’ an­nual con­cert, which has pre­vi­ously been held in churches in Old Amer­sham and Old Bea­cons­field, takes place for the first time at St Cle­ment Danes School, a larger venue, to cater for the choirs’ grow­ing pop­u­lar­ity.

The founder and di­rec­tor of Mu­sic for both choirs is Jane Smith, mu­sic teacher at Seer Green School, com­poser and con­duc­tor, who lives in Seer Green.

Vil­lage Voices, this year cel­e­brat­ing its 10th an­niver­sary, was es­tab­lished by Mrs Smith and a small group of moth­ers at Seer Green School.

Its num­ber has swelled to 70 and in re­cent years they have per­formed at high pro­file lo­ca­tions in Ire­land, Prague, Bruges and Paris.

The men’s choir, Seer Green Singers, was set up less than two years ago and num­bers have al­ready reached 45. Tick­ets £12 (in­cludes a glass of wine).

Con­tact Ger­rards Cross Book­shop or Jane Smith on 07759 841205 or jane­smith­mu­sic@aol.co.uk.

A do­na­tion from the pro­ceed­ings will go to MacMil­lan Can­cer Support.

As­tu­dio tour is invit­ing vis­i­tors to go back to school this month with a se­ries of work­shops. Warner Bros. Stu­dio Tour London – The Mak­ing of Harry Pot­ter in Leaves­den is run­ning set de­sign and sto­ry­board­ing work­shops this month, as well as the chance to see au­then­tic sets, props and cos­tumes from the world’s most fa­mous school of witch­craft and wiz­ardry.

From to­mor­row un­til Sun­day, Septem­ber14, vis­i­tors will get the op­por­tu­nity to make a sim­ple card model like those used in the early stages of the de­sign process and learn about a va­ri­ety of sets as well as in­ge­nious cam­era and post-pro­duc­tion tech­niques.

The stu­dio tour will re­veal film­mak­ing se­crets be­hind some of the iconic sets from the Harry Pot­ter film se­ries and high­light the process that brought lo­ca­tions such as the Great Hall, Di­agon Al­ley and Hog­warts cas­tle to life on screen.

Vis­i­tors will also be able to cre­ate

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