Choir set for first Wells concert

June 28 2018
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MEMBERS of the new Wells Good Afternoon Choir are looking forward to their first concert in the city.

The non-audition choir started singing together earlier this year, led by Bath’s ‘Mr Music’ Grenville Jones, and already the choir has more than 50 members. The accent is very much on making friends and enjoying a full repertoire of music.

Their first concert in Wells will be at St Cuthbert’s Church on Saturday, July 7, when they will welcome the celebrated Bath Male Choir for a concert with music for all tastes and chances to join in.

Bath Male Choir hit the headlines when they reached the finals of the BBC’s Last Choir Standing series and are one of the leading male choirs in the country, never failing to bring an audience to its feet. Recordings and tours including a visit to Japan three years ago have established them as a hugely popular concert choir.

The Wells Good Afternoon Choir meet at the Seager Hall on Tuesday afternoons; Grenville is the conductor with Sheila Ross as accompanist. Tickets for the concert on July 7 are available from Wells Good Afternoon choir members or from Wells and Mendip Museum Visitor Information, 8 Cathedral Green, Wells, BA5 2UE, priced £10 (under 12s £6). The concert starts at 7.30pm with doors open from 7pm.

“We are all looking forward to our first public sing in Wells,” said Grenville.

“If anyone would like to know more about the choir, they are very welcome to come along to any rehearsal on a Tuesday afternoon at the Seager Hall to find out more.”

Members of the Wells Good Afternoon Choir have chosen a local organisation, the Bumble Bus, to benefit from their fundraising this year, including the concert on July 7. They hope to raise at least £1,000 by the end of this year.

The Bumble Bus, run by Hope for Tomorrow, visits places where cancer care is needed most, providing chemotherapy and other cancer services at places such as West Mendip Hospital in Glastonbury.