Wentworth Church hosts feast of choral music

Wentworth Church hosts feast of choral music

By Charlie Graves | 07/04/2010 0 comments

Wentworth Church hosts feast of choral music

THE Internationally-renowned Donaghadee Male Voice Choir from County Down will be presenting an evening of choral music at Wentworth Church on Sunday.

The choir has been associated with South Yorkshire choirs since a chance meeting between their conductor and the conductor of Retford Male Voice choir at Ilkley Music Festival 35 years ago.

Retford MVC took some members of Thurnscoe Harmonic MVC over to County Down, and the relationship  has flourished since then.

The Irish choir has invited four local male voice choirs to share the stage with them. Also appearing are Thurnscoe Harmonic Male Voice Choir; Retford Male Voice Choir; Barnburgh Male Voice Choir and Houghton Main Male Voice Choir.  

There will also be performances by two soloists from the Barnburgh Village Singers.

Tickets can be booked through the Box Office, Telephone/Fax  01709 527713 or by written application to : Wentworth Church Music Festival Box Office, Lynwood, Hoober, Wentworth, Rotherham  S62 7SA. 

Unsold tickets will also be on sale on the door immediately prior to each event.
Prices are £6 (£5 concessions).

Organist Richard Taylor said: “This year is special because we have almost raised the funds necessary to achieve the basic £35,000 costs for the restoration and maintenance of the magnificent Father Willis organ.

“This is the first time that major work has been undertaken since the consecration of the church in 1877.

"However, work will have to continue around the organ and additional costs are being incurred in restoring the fabric of the building in the area of the organ, such as the gable end and cleaning of the north transept and the next tranche of money will go to this.“

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