Ori­ana choir set Methodist church date

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

THE Mac­cles­field Ori­ana Choir is per­form­ing at the Methodist church on Satur­day, March 18.

Con­ducted by Keith Years­ley MBE, an ap­pear­ance by the 85-year-old choir is a pop­u­lar event on the cal­en­dar for Mac­cles­field mu­sic lovers.

The choir will per­form Maun­der’s Can­tata, ‘Olivet to Cal­vary’ plus four litur­gi­cal cho­ruses from Karl Jenk­ins’ ‘The Armed Man’.

Keith Years­ley said: “Beloved by the Vic­to­ri­ans, the ‘Olivet’, and Stainer’s ‘Cru­ci­fix­ion’, were the sta­ple diet of church and chapel choirs dur­ing their Len­ten ob­ser­vances, sung in al­ter­nate years up to the 1950s.”

The guest soloists are tenor Philip Cartwright and bari­tone Mike Bell, ac­com­pa­nied by or­gan­ist Andy Donaldson.

The show at the Methodist church be­gins at 7.30pm.

Tick­ets cost £10 and are avail­able from Cherry Blos­som Bak­ery on Church Street, any mem­ber of the Ori­ana choir or by ring­ing 01625 424215.

The choir will be re­peat­ing their per­for­mance at St Mary’s Church in Crewe on Wed­nes­day, March 22, at 7.30pm.

Mac­cles­field Ori­ana Choir with con­duc­tor Keith Years­ley MBE, cen­tre

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