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Choral society set for spring concert

PUBLISHED: 08:57 09 May 2009 | UPDATED: 09:28 06 July 2010

LOWESTOFT Choral Society is busy putting the finishing touches to the items for their spring concert on Saturday, May 16, at St Margaret's Church, Lowestoft.

LOWESTOFT Choral Society is busy putting the finishing touches to the items for their spring concert on Saturday, May 16, at St Margaret's Church, Lowestoft.

The main choral item is going to be Karl Jenkins The Armed Man - Mass for Peace. A film which was made depicting the horrors of war and a celebration of peace is also being shown. This is very rarely performed with the film and is the first time in East Anglia. The society is being joined by the Lowestoft Concert Orchestra with soloists Belgian soprano Ann De Renais, who began her international career as first soprano of the eight part vocal ensemble The Swingle Singers with whom she gave many performances around the world. She has been heard recently on the soundtrack of the BBC documentary The History of Scotland. She is currently working on her first solo CD recording contemporary music written for her by Flemish and Dutch composers.

The bass baritone soloist is Lawrence Wallington. He has been a soloist for the society for several years and is a bass lay vicar at Westminster Abbey. He also sings regularly with Sir John Eliot Gardiner's Monteverdi Choir. This season he has appeared at the BBC Proms, at the Paris Opera House and in Amsterdam's Concertgebouw. His future projects include several European tours.

Tickets are £8 with free admission for accompanied children under 17 and can be obtained from society members, Morlings, 178-180 London Road South, FW Knights & Co, 180 London Road North, or on the door on the night of the concert which starts at 7.30pm.

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