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Accomplished soloist to sing at male voice choir concert

Where: Tetbury Goods Shed

When: Friday, October 12, doors open 7pm

The Dursley Male Voice Choir will be performing a varied programme at Tetbury Goods Shed on October 12 in a concert featuring mezzo soprano Elisabeth Irvine.

The concert is sure to please all tastes, offering music from West End shows, including a rousing medley from Paint Your Wagon, together with well-known numbers especially arranged for male voices, including two songs written by Paul McCartney.

This will be contrasted with John Rutter's For the Beauty of the Earth and some pieces written especially for the choir.

A wonderful classical leaning will come from the accomplished mezzo soprano Elisabeth Irvine, the soloist for the evening.

Dursley Male Voice Choir was founded by a group of enthusiastic local singers in 1978 and has since grown to be one of the principal male voice choirs of the region, with up to 70 singers drawn from communities around Dursley and the wider Stroud district. This year it celebrates its 40th anniversary.

The choir has been under the musical direction of Barrie Cooper since 2003.

Mezzo soprano Elizabeth Irvine has sung with many ensembles, including English Voices, the Early Opera Company and the Zürcher Sing-Akademie.

She has also performed Messiah in Gloucester Cathedral and in Tewkesbury Abbey as well as Bach's St John Passion for Cantemus in Cardiff and St Matthew Passion in Romsey Abbey.

Tickets are available from the Tetbury Goods Shed website.

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