Grantham Choral Society get patriotic for autumn concert

Grantham Choral Society

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A programme of music with a strong English feel will be featured by Grantham Choral Society at their autumn concert at ChristChurch, Finkin Street, Grantham, on Saturday, November 16.

Entitled A Sprig of Thyme, conducted by new musical director Nigel Stark with soprano soloist Suzanne Over, the choir will be accompanied on the piano by Sally Anthony in a new venture for them, a selection of English and Irish folk songs collected and arranged by John Rutter, along with some English romantic songs arranged by Paul Hiller from original compositions by Sir Edward Elgar and Sir Arthur Sullivan.

Along with the folk songs, the choir will perform a set of six choral songs by Elgar, called Scenes from the Bavarian Highlands, a work last performed in Grantham 90 years ago, in February 1923, by the society’s predecessor, Grantham Philharmonic Society.

A lighter programme, the concert, which will start at 7.30pm, should appeal to a wide-ranging audience. Tickets, at £12 and £8 for students, are available from Clark’s shoe shop, Guildhall Arts Centre and Simmonds Music Shop as well as members.