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Conductor, Patrick McCarthy retires from Witham Choral with Haydn’s Creation at Witham Public Hall.

Witham Choral and the Colchester Philharmonic, conducted by Patrick McCarthy, will be bringing Haydn’s Creation to Witham Public Hall on Saturday 2 April 2022 at 7.30 p.m. It will be Patrick’s last concert with the choir as he will be retiring due to ill health.

“The Creation is a wonderfully elegant, tuneful and descriptive work,” Patrick told us. “It is very much a choral favourite among choirs and audiences alike and this concert will be a great way to bid farewell to Witham Choral. I have enjoyed many years with the choir and can look back on many wonderful concerts in both England and Germany.”

Talented soloists Gill Wilson (soprano), Robin Morgan (tenor) and Jack Holton (baritone) 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. We are sorry to be losing Patrick but I am sure this final performance will be a fitting tribute to him.”

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 and on the door.


Witham Choral Press Release

The singers of Witham Choral are absolutely delighted to be back together and working towards a Christmas concert on Saturday 11 December at 7.30 p.m. at Witham United Reformed Church in Newland Street.

“Our concert is very much a celebration of Christmas music,” Musical Director Patrick McCarthy told us. As well as excerpts from Bach’s beautiful Christmas Oratorio, we shall be singing plenty of carols and inviting the audience to join in the well-known ones. It will be a chance for choir members and the local community to raise the roof together and forget all the difficulties we faced during the last Christmas season.”

The performance will feature soloists Gill Wilson (soprano) and Catherine Wood (alto), and members of the Colchester Philharmonic will provide the musical accompaniment. A concert not to be missed!

Tickets are available from Witham Tourist Office in Newland Street CM8 2FE telephone 01376 502674, from the Witham Choral Chairman Revd Stephen Northfield on 01245 380958, from choir members on at the door.

www.withamchoralsociety.org.uk 23.9.21

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

In preparation for the next concert


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