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90 years on this Preston choir is still in good voice

Posted on - 1st October, 2019 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Ashton-on-Ribble, Music, Recreation, Tulketh, What's On in Preston
Preston Orpheus Choir
Preston Orpheus Choir is in its 90th birthday season

A Preston choir is celebrating its 90th birthday.

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Preston Orpheus Choir, which was founded in 1929, is a mixed choir of about 40 people aged between 18 and 80.

The choir practises every Tuesday from 7.30pm to 9.30pm in St Andrew’s CE Primary School in Tulketh Road, and performs three concerts per year.

To celebrate its 90th birthday, the choir is offering potential new members the chance to try three sessions for free.

Choir member Mick Gardner said: “We are always happy to welcome new members. Singing is not only good fun, it’s also been proved to be good for physical and mental wellbeing.

“Before committing to joining the choir, people can use the ‘3 for free’ offer to come along to three rehearsals, free of charge, to decide if it’s for them or not.”

The choir’s next performance will take place on Saturday 2 November at 7.30pm, at Fulwood Methodist Church in Watling Street Road. It will feature a selection of music they’ve performed over the past 90 years including Vivaldi, Mozart, Handel, Gershwin and Rodgers and Hammerstein. Admission is £12 and under 18s go free. There’s no need to book.

For more details about the choir, see the Preston Orpheus Choir website.

Read more: Preston Arts Festival is back with 120 events over three weeks

Would you join a choir or do you know someone who should? Let us know in the comments below.

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