Penwortham church to host Preston Orpheus Choir for a celebration of English composers

Posted on - 5th October, 2021 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Music, Penwortham, Preston News, South Ribble Locations, South Ribble News, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston
Preston Orpheus Choir
Preston Orpheus Choir

Preston’s Orpheus Choir will next month hold a concert celebrating English composers.


On Saturday 30 October, from 7.30pm, the choir will perform The English Musical Renaissance. It will offer music from Sullivan, Parry, Stanford, and Elgar, with the main piece being Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs.

The performance will be held at St Leonard’s Church, Marshalls Brow, Penwortham, PR1 9JA.

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The English Musical Renaissance will be performed by accompanist Paul Greenhalgh, organist Robin Stopford, soloists Susan Barnes (soprano) and Philip Walsh (baritone).

The Orpheus is a mixed choir of around 40 people aged between 18 and 80. The choir shares a love of singing in a group and performs three concerts per year in October, December and May. They also have a ‘Come and Sing‘ performance during Easter.

Founded in 1929, the choir plays a significant role in the musical life of Preston.

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Admission is £10, while under 18s can attend for free. Payments are made on the door.

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