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Press Release – Witham Choral Witham Choral brings Haydn’s Creation to the Public Hall

Witham Choral and the Colchester Philharmonic, conducted by Patrick McCarthy, will be bringing Haydn’s Creation to Witham Public Hall on Saturday 4 April 2020 at 7.30 p.m.

“The Creation is a wonderfully elegant, tuneful and descriptive work,” Patrick told us, “and it is very much a choral favourite among choirs and audiences alike.”

Talented soloists Gill Wilson (soprano), Tom Stapleton (tenor) and Alan Loader (bass) will be helping to tell the well-known story, representing the Archangels and Adam and Eve.

Chairman, Stephen Northfield said, “ I am looking forward to singing this very accessible piece and am sure our audience will love it.”

Tickets are £15 (Senior Citizens £14 and those in full-time education £5) are available from the Public Hall on 0345 0178717 or info@withampublichall.co.uk, from Witham Tourist Office on 01376 502674, from choir members and on the door.

For more details visit Witham Choral website www.withamchoralsociety.org.uk

For more information call 01245 380958.

Press Release: Witham Choral, Advent with Witham Choral

Witham Choral’s next performance, accompanied by members of the Colchester Bach Orchestra, will be at 7.30 p.m. on Saturday 30 November at Witham United Reformed Church. It will have an advent theme and will include Part One of Handel’s wonderful piece, Messiah, a real favourite among choral singers and audiences alike. The famous Hallelujah Chorus will be an added extra. Bach’s Cantata No. 61 is also on the programme as well as the famous Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring.

And there will be another treat! “Some of you may remember Handel’s Eternal Source of Light Divine from Harry and Meghan’s wedding,” mentioned Chairman, Stephen Northfield. “A magnificent work and we are lucky enough to have both an accomplished mezzo-soprano soloist and a splendid trumpeter lined up to perform it for us. Certainly something to look forward to!”

Tickets are £12 or £5 for those in full-time education and are available from choir members, from 01245 380958, from Witham Tourist Information Centre on 01376 520627 or on the door.

Weekly rehearsals are on Tuesdays in term time, 7.45 p.m. at Witham URC, Newland Street.

For more details call 01245 380958 or visit the Witham Choral website www.withamchoralsociety.org.uk

Patrick rehearsing the choir & orchestra in preparation for Elijah, May 2013

In preparation for the next concert

Patrick has been a notable figure on the local area musical scene for over twenty years.

He was trained as a singer at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the London Opera Centre. His operatic and singing career has taken him all over the British Isles and Europe. Music lovers may remember his dramatic rescue of a Prom performance of Carmina Burana back in 1974. Read more here


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