Songs of praise in church’s concert

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THE Salvation Army will be presenting a concert on Saturday, May 14, from 7pm.

The venue is All Saints Parish Church, based on Church Street in Ripley and the concert features the International Staff Songsters, the Salvation Army’s premier choir.

The ISS was formed in 1980 by General Arnold Brown, then international leader of the Salvation Army, who challenged the group to inspire people with the ‘heart songs’ of the Salvation Army.

All members are Salvationists and active in their local Salvation Army corps (churches). Although musically trained, they are non-professional and unpaid, coming from many different areas of employment.

The ISS rehearses every Wednesday in Central London and members travel from all around the country to take part. The ISS’s repertoire spans a large range of Christian music, from contemporary to classical, gospel, spirituals, folk songs and traditional hymns.

Tickets for the concert are £7, available by ringing 01773 741932 or by emailing kevin.wibberley@salvationarmy.org.uk.