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Gala concert to boost roof appeal

PUBLISHED: 10:43 26 September 2008 | UPDATED: 21:21 05 July 2010

A GALA concert tomorrow in aid of the Blythburgh Church Roof Appeal will mark a change of direction for the Blythburgh Singers under their recently appointed conductor, David Bunkell.

A GALA concert tomorrow in aid of the Blythburgh Church Roof Appeal will mark a change of direction for the Blythburgh Singers under their recently appointed conductor, David Bunkell.

The ever-growing congregation which gathers at Holy Trinity Church on the first Sunday of every month at 6pm is used to hearing the choir sing a traditional choral evensong.

Although the choir has previously performed concerts of sacred music, the audience tomorrow will be treated to a variety of secular music as well, including Stanford's The Bluebird and Elgar's As Torrents in Summer.

There will also be several solo performances from the ranks of the choir.

“This fine church is desperately in need of £350,000 for urgent roof repairs,” said Mr Bunkell, “and the concert is an opportunity for us to help the appeal, as well as broaden our choral repertoire.”

The choir has just returned to Britain from a successful concert tour, where, at its final concert in Vienna's Anglican Christ Church, a retiring collection was taken for the roof appeal. The British Ambassador, Simon Smith, was among the audience which filled the church. The concert begins tomorrow at 7.30pm.

Tickets, £10, will include interval refreshments, and can be obtained at the door, or by sending an SAE and cheque payable to The Blythburgh Singers to Valerie Walker, 26 Beverley Close, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft, NR33 8QQ.

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