Choir of singing clergy to perform in Knipton church

All Saints Church, Knipton.
All Saints Church, Knipton.
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A choir made up entirely of singing clergy will perform at Knipton church later this month.

8ctave is the only fully ordained choir in the country and will be singing in All Saints church on Friday, April 24, at 7.30pm, to raise money for the church.

The clergy in the group, mostly from the Leicester diocese, will perform a concert called Sweet Day which is made up of popular choral music.

It will be conducted by Simon Lumley and organist will be Thomas Keogh.

The programme includes music by Stanford, Lauridsen, Purcell and Billy Joel.

Tickets cost £5 (£2 for under-16s) and are available from Judith Wells on 01949 842804 or Anne Markham on 01476 870053. There will be refreshments after the concert.

Jeff Hopewell, of 8ctave, said: “Our line-up does vary a little according to people’s other commitments and we are currently on the look-out for other priests on the soprano and tenor line, but the fact that we all get on extremely well together is undoubtedly a major factor that should ensure the continuation of our unique vocal ensemble of priests in the Diocese of Leicester.”

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