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Press Release Witham Choral’s Night at the Opera

Witham Choral will be entering the world of opera at 7.30 p.m. on Saturday 6 April 2019 at Witham Public Hall.

Musical Director, Patrick McCarthy, told us: “Coming from an operatic background myself, it is will be a great pleasure to conduct Witham Choral and the Colchester Philharmonic in ‘A Night at the Opera!’ It will bring back happy memories.”

Soloists Gill Wilson (soprano), Elaine Henson (mezzo) and John Pierce (tenor) will be performing well-known arias such as Mozart’s Queen of the Night, the Habanera from Bizet’s Carmen and Puccini’s Nessun Dorma.

Chairman Stephen Northfield commented, “I am looking forward to singing the famous Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves and The Anvil Chorus! It will be a splendid evening full of much-loved familiar melodies.”

Tickets: £13 (£5 full-time education) are available from Witham Public Hall 0345 017 8717, www.withampublichall.co.uk or from choir members or 01245 380958 or at the door. Doors open at 7.00 p.m.

If you are interested in singing with Witham Choral just go along to Witham URC at 7.45 p.m. on a Tuesday night or telephone 01245 380958 for more details.

www.withamchoralsociety.org.uk

Press Release: Witham Choral prepares for splendid concert

Witham Choral is starting its new season with the splendid Petite Messe Solennelle by Rossini and the first rehearsal will be on Tuesday 11 September at 7.45 p.m. This friendly choir meets at the Witham United Reformed Church in Newland Street, Witham, during term time and new singers are always welcome. There are no auditions but some knowledge of music is helpful.

Musical Director, Patrick McCarthy, told us: “The concert will be at the United Reformed Church on Saturday 24 November and we will be joined by Tony Mortimer, our regular talented accompanist, and the accomplished Stephen Evans on keyboards, plus a quartet of excellent soloists. In spite of its name it is neither solemn nor particularly short; it is actually a jolly, operatic piece and the choir members are looking forward very much to learning and performing this gem of the choral repertoire.”

If you are interested in singing with Witham Choral just go along to Witham URC on 11 September or telephone 01245 380958 for more details.

www.withamchoralsociety.org.uk





Patrick rehearsing the choir & orchestra in preparation for Elijah, May 2013

In preparation for the next concert

Patrick has been a notable figure on the local area musical scene for over twenty years.

He was trained as a singer at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the London Opera Centre. His operatic and singing career has taken him all over the British Isles and Europe. Music lovers may remember his dramatic rescue of a Prom performance of Carmina Burana back in 1974. Read more here





 

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