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Choir makes its north Suffolk debut

PUBLISHED: 10:41 01 October 2010

ON Sunday, at 3pm, Suffolk's intimate new choir Concordia makes its debut at St Mary's Church in Halesworth.

Comprising just 14 voices – all talented and experienced local singers drawn from Suffolk’s top vocal groups – Concordia is directed by the Ralph Woodward, a rising star on the choral conducting scene.

Based in Cambridge, Ralph is musical director of the Fairhaven Singers, Full Score and the Northumbrian Recorder and Viol School and was director of the Britten-Pears Chamber Choir from 2002 until 2010.

He has worked in more than 20 countries.

The programme for Autumn Tones will offer a beguiling mix of masterpieces by Bach, Monteverdi, Purcell and Vaughan Williams alongside ravishing motets by Pierre Villette.

The concert will also feature the St Felix Junior Choir, one of the region’s top children’s choirs, under its director Andrew Jenkins. Tickets cost £10, £8 (concessions), £5 (under 16s) and are available in person, by telephone, email or online from the box office at The Cut Arts Centre in Halesworth, telephone 0845 673 2123.

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