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A fanciful summer concert for 'Carnegie choir'

Where: Cirencester Parish Church of St John Baptist

When: Saturday, June 15, doors open 7pm, concert begins 7.30pm

Recently returned from performing in New York's famous Carnegie Hall, community choir The Village Singers are looking forward to a summer concert in Cirencester.

The choir invite you to join them for their zesty and possibly a little self-indulgent programme, A Little of What You Fancy!

The Village Singers have come a long way since their beginnings in Sutton Benger's Bell House pub nearly eight years ago.

They have now been on two European tours and in January this year 71 members of the choir, along with an entourage of supporters, flew over 3,000 miles to New York City.

They joined a 250-strong international choir celebrating Sir Karl Jenkins' 75th birthday, performing the US premier of Symphonc Adiemus in the world-class concert hall with the Sir Karl himself in residence.

Not a bad gig for a community choir from north Wiltshire, you might think. The Village Singers' musical director Rachel McCorry puts the choir's success down to two things: "our courage to push ourselves musically and our ethos to have fun - well, we did start in a pub after all!"

This summer you have the chance to experience the choir's special personality for yourself as the Singers are performing in the historic and majestic parish church of St John the Baptist in Cirencester on Saturday, June 15.

Having recently performed such weighty works as the Mozart Requiem and Symphonic Adiemus with orchestral accompaniment the choir are excited about the opportunity to return to Cirencester and demonstrate their versatility with a fresh summer-inspired mash-up of folk, pop and Victorian delights - basically a little of what they fancy.

Tickets are £12 (16 and under free) and available from Cirencester Visitor Information or online at www.villagesingers.co.uk/events 

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