Uplifting choir’s two concerts
A Swiss group of mixed disabled musicians and care givers will travel to the UK for the first time to give two performances in Ashford this weekend.
WAGmusic!, a 30-strong ‘super choir’, 17 of whom are disabled, 10 in wheelchairs and the rest volunteers, will perform music including influences from pop, gospel, contemporary, folk, classic and current music.
The group, who are supported by UK accessible travel company, Accomable, will be joined by the Invictus Choir for a one-off performance on Saturday from 7.30pm at Towers School, Faversham Road, Ashford, with £10 tickets on the door.
Then WAGmusic! will perform a solo concert on Sunday, at 4pm at St Mary the Virgin Church, Willesborough, with tickets £8 available on the door.
WAG project manager Barbara Hirschi said: “We have been dreaming about coming to Kent since 2010. Our friend, Rob Weaver, sings in the Invictus Choir, and invited us to join them in a celebratory concert this July.
“Our wonderful group is made up of people from diverse backgrounds, including a number of disabled people, which can make tours like this difficult to plan.
“Thanks to Accomable, we were able to find accommodation which suited all of our needs.
“Concert guests can expect a professional sound filled with an unimaginable joy.
“WAGmusic! will surprise you, encourage you, inspire you and fill you with a fresh hope.
“It is well worth the effort to experience the spirit of a music that goes beyond the norm.”
WAGmusic!, a 30-strong choir, are performing at two venues