Choirs sing for hon­ours

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - What’s On - By Tim Collins

tcollins@thek­m­ Am­a­teur choirs are once again in­vited to take part in this year’s Equa­tor Choir Com­pe­ti­tion.

The an­nual con­test sees singing groups from across the county come to Ash­ford to com­pete.

The choirs of Ash­ford’s High­worth Gram­mar School for Girls and Great Chart Pri­mary School are among past win­ners and oth­ers like the Ash­ford Com­mu­nity Choir have also taken part.

Choirs of all ages may ap­ply, in­clud­ing youth, school and adult. They must have a min­i­mum of 12 singers and be avail­able to per­form at the fi­nal­ists’ con­cert from 7pm on Fri­day, July 4, at the Norton Knatch­bull Gram­mar School in Ash­ford.

Some choirs will also be in­vited to per­form in a Lon­don con­cert on Fri­day, June 27, to pre­miere four new works writ­ten by com­posers, in­clud­ing a trib­ute piece to Nel­son Man­dela writ­ten by or­gan­iser Priti Pain­tal.

The judg­ing panel will in­clude ex­pe­ri­enced mu­si­cians, with choirs judged on pre­sen­ta­tion, qual­ity, and choice of ma­te­rial.

The dead­line for ap­pli­ca­tions is Fri­day, June 6. All en­tries must in­clude the name of the choir or school, an ad­dress and con­tact name, a tele­phone and mo­bile num­ber, an email ad­dress, the size and age-range of choir and a list of the three songs that will be per­formed.

Postal en­tries should be sent to Equa­tor Choir Com­pe­ti­tion, c/o ShivaNova, Pere­grine, Grange Road, St Michaels, Ten­ter­den, Kent TN30 6TJ. Email en­tries to events@ equa­tor­fes­ti­

Pic­ture: Paul Amos FM2956681

High­worth Gram­mar school and The Norton Knatch­bull school choirs

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