Choirs perform for Christian Aid
Newcastle Male Chorus and their guests, the Gloucestershire Police Male Voice Choir, will perform a “Voices in Harmony” concert in Cullercoats on Saturday, October 9.
With guest soloist Kath Ireland (mezzo soprano) they will perform in support of Christian Aid at St. George's Church.
Newcastle Male Chorus director Doris Williams says: “The selection is very audience friendly, a little bit of music for everyone. Expect traditional folk-song arrangements, songs from musicals and popular ballads, rhythm of life and operetta with a small sprinkling of opera.”
Both choirs regularly give performances to support humanitarian charities with acclaimed concerts throughout the country and abroad. The Newcastle Male Chorus have been first prize winners at a number of the Northern competitive festivals, singing in prestigious venues that include Durham and Blackburn Cathedrals, Hexham Abbey, the Royal Albert Hall and Newcastle and Glasgow arenas with tenor Russell Watson. Gloucestershire Police Male Voice Choir has performed extensively throughout the United Kingdom as well as undertaking tours to California, Germany and Jersey.
Kath Ireland has had notable success in music festivals across the North of England and is well known throughout the area as a soloist with local choirs and societies. Winner of a number of prestigious awards, Kath also sings Oratorio and performs with the Newcastle Area Chamber Opera.
Christian Aid will use the money raised to help those in greatest need. The price for admission to the concert, £8, could allow a family in the Philippines to send a child to school for a month. £8 could also pay for fertiliser for crops in Zimbabwe allowing families to have enough food to eat and sell and escape extreme poverty.
Tickets are available from Christian Aid, 391 West Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE15 7PY, or call 0191 228 0115.
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