Welsh choir to perform

Welsh choir to perform

Welsh choir to perform

First published in Entertainments

A ONE-OFF concert by the celebrated London Welsh Male Voice Choir will raise money for Stourhead next week.

The choir are bringing their blend of traditional and pop songs to Salisbury’s City Hall on September 6 to support the restoration work at the National Trust’s landscape garden and estate at Stourhead, pictured.

The Palladian mansion and beautiful landscape garden with its magnificent lake, classical temples, mystical grottoes and exotic trees first opened in the 1740s and the National Trust need to raise £640,000 to restore structures in the garden and on the estate.

The London Welsh Male Voice Choir has more than 100 choristers and is famed for its innovative approach.

It was formed in 1902 and has supported many charities over the years.

Its members have performed at concert halls and cathedrals worldwide, backed pop band Take That and sang the Olympic Hymn at the London Olympics closing ceremony, a performance that reached more than a billion people.

Acclaimed soloist Jo Addison, who grew up in Salisbury and is classically trained, will be joining the choir next Saturday.

She currently sings with the City of Bath Bach Choir and regularly perfoms at Bath Abbey and The Pump Rooms.

Esther Stewart from the National Trust said: “The concert promises to be truly memorable. Not only can you share the evening with this celebrated choir but also help us to raise funds to protect Stourhead for future generations to enjoy.

“The choir sings without a musical score, so all hymns, arias and songs are learned by heart. They sing for the sheer pleasure and fun of it.”

Tickets cost £20 and are available by calling the box office on 01722 434434 or online at cityhallsalisbury.co.uk.

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