Recorder group tunes up for na­tional air­time in ra­dio con­test

Macclesfield Express - - YOUR PICTURES -

MEM­BERS of a recorder group that meets at Prest­bury Methodist Church are gear­ing up to en­ter a na­tional carol com­pe­ti­tion on the ra­dio.

A quar­tet from The So­ci­ety of Recorder Play­ers Mac­cles­field Branch will record the tra­di­tional French carol ‘Noel Nou­velet’ for the con­test on Clas­sic FM’s driv­e­time pro­gramme.

Siggi Trier, a mem­ber of the am­a­teur group, said: “It’s the first time we’ve en­tered the com­pe­ti­tion and we’re very ex­cited about it. Whether we’ll even­tu­ally be on the ra­dio or not, it’ll be a great sense of achieve­ment for the group to have done it.”

The quar­tet con­sists of Jane Duff, mu­si­cal di­rec­tor, play­ing des­cant recorder, Janet Seltzer, a flute teacher from Tyther­ing­ton, on tre­ble recorder, new mem­ber James Scully on tenor recorder and Richard Fox­croft, who wrote the carol ar­range­ment, on bass recorder.

Sta­tion bosses will se­lect five mu­sic groups from across the coun­try to per­form a carol, with suc­cess­ful en­trants no­ti­fied by De­cem­ber 4.

The whole group of recorder play­ers will hold a carol con­cert at the Church of the Res­ur­rec­tion in Up­ton Pri­ory on Sun­day, De­cem­ber 6. Tick­ets are £10, £7 con­ces­sions, in­clud­ing cof­fee and cake. Monthly group meet­ings be­gin again at Prest­bury Methodist Church on Novem­ber 14. For tick­ets or to join the group, call Siggi on 07919 566013.

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