A 35-YEAR-OLD musical union is set to be renewed next month when a German choir visits its sister group in Shoreham.
The Madrigalchor of Elmshorn will be welcomed by the Shoreham Oratorio choir ahead of a combined concert inside the St Mary de Haura Church at 7.30pm on Saturday, October 24.
Four years on from their last visit, the German singers will stay in the homes of the Oratorio choir members and attend a variety of social events.
Brian Hills, choir member for the past six years, said: “We are all looking forward to the visit of the Madrigalchor. I was lucky enough to sing in Germany two years ago with the Elmshorn Choir. We were made very welcome and it was a fantastic experience. Hopefully in two years’ time we will go back again.”
He added: “If any Herald readers have performed with the Shoreham Oratorio Choir in the past and want to be part of these exciting performances, come along. Tony would love to see you.”
For 35 years, exchanges between the two choirs have taken place.
On Madrigalchor’s previous Shoreham visit the two choirs performed the Fauré Requiem as well as their own music .
Long-standing conductor Tony Allen will lead the singers through a performance of Mozart’s Requiem on October 24 in what will be his penulitmate concert before he hands over the reins to Marc Yarrow in the new year.
The concert will feature solo performances by soprano Penny Jenkins, alto Maren Kostka-Keller, the internationally acclaimed Tenor Neil Jenkins and the leader of the Madrigalchor Hartmut Deutsch.
Organist Philip Adams and The Oratorio Brass Ensemble will provide the accompaniment.
Tickets for the event cost £8 in advance or £10 on the door. They are available from Just Bananas, Brunswick Road, Shoreham; from choir members or at www.shoreham-oratorio-choir.co.uk
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