Up­lift­ing choir’s two con­certs

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - What’s On -

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

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