West Barnes Singers In Tune For Autumn

Choir also wants extra voices for special event

The West Barnes Singers will be performing their Autumn Concert in Raynes Park on Saturday October 29.

They will be singing at at St Saviour's Church in Grand Drive from 7.30pm. Tickets are £10 for adults, £8 for concessions and £3 for children.

The choir normally performs four concerts at year in Merton, Kingston or Wandsworth, and occasionally further afield.

Their repertoire has included masses by Haydn, Mozart, Pucinni and Rossini, requiems by Brahms, Durufle and Faure, and oratorios by Bach, Janacek, Orff, Poulenc, Rachmaninov and Vivaldi. In a lighter vein, they have sung operattas and opera choruses, as well as jazz classics and songs from shows.

During the Autumn Concert they will perform Faure's Requiem, plus works by Haydn and Brahms.

The 60-strong choir, which is led by musical director Philip Colin, is also hoping to swell its numbers to 100 singers for a one-off performance later this year.

They are inviting singers to "Come and Sing Messiah" with professional soloists and orchestra at a special day-long event on Saturday December 3.

Workshops and rehearsals will start at St Paul's Church, August Road, Wimbledon Park, from 10am. The concert is at 7.30pm. The event costs £15. People wishing to attend just the concert pay £10, £8 for concessions and £3 children.

For more information, contact Penelope Prendergast by email, or telephone: 0208-648-3987.

August 25, 2011