Choir to raise voices in cel­e­bra­tion

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

A CHOIR that has been part of the town for 85 years will cel­e­brate with a rous­ing con­cert.

Dur­ing its time, Mac­cles­field Ori­ana Choir has won at ma­jor mu­sic fes­ti­vals and a cot in Mac­cles­field In­fir­mary was ded­i­cated to them dur­ing the Sec­ond World War, as a thank you for their monthly con­certs.

Their con­duc­tor Keith Years­ley MBE is now in his 57th year with the choir.

He said: “It’s a sig­nif­i­cant event - we’re the longest serv­ing choir in Mac­cles­field. I would en­cour­age ev­ery­one to come along and see us in ac­tion.”

The cel­e­bra­tion con­cert will take place on at 7.30pm at the Mac­cles­field Methodist Church on Satur­day, 28 Novem­ber.

The pro­gramme con­sists of Gounod’s St Ce­cilia Mass and se­lected items from Parts One and Two from Haydn’s or­a­to­rio ‘The Cre­ation’.

The three soloists will be so­prano Teng Xiang Ting, tenor Mathew Pal­frey­man and bass Ter­ence Ayabara,

Andy Don­ald­son will pro­vide the ac­com­pa­ni­ment. Tick­ets cost £10 from Cherry Blos­som Bak­ery, Church­side, from any mem­ber of the Ori­ana, or by ring­ing 01625 424215. A cel­e­bra­tory din­ner will be held on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 4.

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