Choirs join together for church concert

Tideswell Male Voice Choir
Tideswell Male Voice Choir

Tideswell Male Voice Choir is pleased to start its events season by welcoming to Buxton the renowned Felling Male Voice Choir.

The concert takes place on Saturday, April 12, at 7.30pm in St. John’s Church, Buxton.

With its wonderful acousti, the churc will echo to the spine chilling sounds of over 100 male voices as both choirs, individually and en masse, perform a diverse programme of song that should have something for everyone.

In addition to the Felling Choir, Tideswell MVC is delighted to be joined by Kieron Connor Valentine, a superb soloist who first appeared as a guest of the choir at the Buxton Opera House last October.

Under the direction of Dennis Kay, the choir’s principal conductor and director of music, the Tideswell MVC will aim to provide an unforgettable evening of musical entertainment containing a feast of popular contemporary pieces.

With Christopher Ellis, the choir’s principal accompanist, also performing a sample of his own repertoire the evening is sure to engage and enthral an audience catering for all musical tastes.

Tickets for the Tideswell Male Voice Choir event can be obtained from the box office by calling either Bob Fearn or Christine Pedder on 01538 266358 or 07973 864520.

For information on other events visit www.tideswellmvc.co.uk

n Meanwhile, on the same evening, The Derbyshire Singers are performing Verdi’s Requiem at Highfields School in Matlock, as part of the choir’s 40th anniverary season.

This work is one of the most spectacular and dramatic choral pieces ever written, needing a double chorus, a large orchestra (with 27 wind players including trumpets placed around the auditorium) and four soloists.

For this special performance, The Derbyshire Singers will be joined by Lewisham Choral Society (one of London’s leading choral societies), internationally renowned soloists and an extensive professional orchestra.

The Requiem is considered to be Verdi’s greatest composition, using vigorous rhythms, sublime melodies, moments of lyrical hushed restraint and terrifying thunderclap-like drums of the Dies Irae to create a work of electrifying intensity and dramatic contrasts, reflecting the powerful emotions in the text. The soaring melodies which lie perfectly for the human voice, the scintillating orchestration and the work’s extraordinary dramatic and emotional intensity all contribute to the Requiem’s status as one of the greatest works of western music.

The concert on April starts at 7.30. Tickets are available by going to www.derbyshiresingers.org