As­pir­ing singers in­vited to shine at so­ci­ety’s fun day

Macclesfield Express - - MACCLESFIELD PEOPLE -

A CHORAL so­ci­ety is urg­ing the vil­lage’s re­luc­tant singers to swap singing in the shower for per­form­ing on the stage.

Prest­bury Choral So­ci­ety is host­ing a singing day on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 14.

It’s an op­por­tu­nity for any­one who has an in­ter­est in join­ing a choir, re­gard­less of ex­pe­ri­ence.

Cyn­thia Crewe, from the choir, said: “It’s time to stretch those vo­cal chords and get singing – and if you don’t be­long to a choir al­ready, this may en­cour­age you to join one.

“Choral singing lifts your spir­its, ex­er­cises your heart and lungs and im­proves pos­ture – and is a good way of mak­ing new friends and hav­ing fun.

“For our singing day this year our mu­si­cal di­rec­tor, Si­mon Mercer, will lead us in ex­plor­ing the cho­ruses from Men­delssohn’s great master­piece, Eli­jah, and may even dip into some of the arias.

“This prom­ises to be an ex­hil­a­rat­ing day and a lot of fun. We ex­pect it to be very popular and num­bers are limited, so book early to avoid dis­ap­point­ment.”

This year the event will be held at a new lo­ca­tion in Wilm­slow and will take place at the United Re­formed Church on Chapel Lane.

Singers are in­vited to reg­is­ter and en­joy a cof­fee from 9.30am, with the first ses­sion of the day be­gin­ning at 10.15am.

The day will end with an in­for­mal per­for­mance for fam­ily and friends at 4.45pm with a fin­ish­ing time of 5.30pm.

Don’t for­get to bring a packed lunch. Go to www. prest­burychoral.org for a reg­is­tra­tion form.

● Si­mon Mercer (right), mu­si­cal di­rec­tor of Prest­bury Choral So­ci­ety, ssis­tant MD James Pel­ham (left) after a choir per­for­mance at St Bartholomew’s Church

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