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Stamford choir ending year on a high note

Stamford Singers ended 2018 on a high note with a very successful Christmas concert at St Matthew’s Church in Eye, raising money for the church and the Evergreen Care Trust - the choir’s adopted charity.

Earlier in the year the choir raised further monies for the Evergreen Care Trust with a concert in Stamford, and carol singing at RAF Wittering entertaining guests arriving for the Sergeants’ Mess prize draw dinner. The choir was also invited to give a fundraising concert in St Pega’s Church, Peakirk and raised almost £750 towards conservation work to the medieval wall paintings within the church.

Stamford Singers at Canterbury Cathedral (6367765)
Stamford Singers at Canterbury Cathedral (6367765)

In addition to local fundraising activities the choir also sang services in the cathedrals at St Albans, Southwark and Canterbury.

The visit to Canterbury Cathedral coincided with the International Arts Festival held each Autumn in the city, and the choir was privileged to sing the Festival Evensong on the Sunday of its visit there.

There is plenty for the choir to look forward to in 2019, with visits to the cathedrals at Gloucester and Wakefield, in addition to singing a weekend of services in Peterborough Cathedral in April.

A fundraising concert in association with the Rotary Club of Stamford Burghley based upon the Last Night of the Proms is planned for June 29 and the choir has been invited to give a Christmas concert as part of the Music at St Martin’s concert series, to be held on December 14.

Vacancies exist for singers looking to join a small friendly choir, and details regarding membership and the choir’s activities and repertoire can be found on its website at www.stamfordsingers.org or by contacting choir administrator, Lesley, on 01780 749424.

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