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Stroud Choral Society set for Abbey concert

Stroud Choral Society with the Bristol Ensemble are delighted to present a concert of Franz Joseph Haydn's warm and uplifting masterpiece, The Creation, in Tewkesbury Abbey, on Saturday, November 20.

A spokesperson said: "This is our first 'in-person' concert since the lockdown started and we are delighted that we will be back doing what we enjoy most, singing great music together in such magnificent buildings as Tewkesbury Abbey.

"We kept going through the lockdown with online rehearsals and were even able, using the marvels of modern technology, to perform and record an online performance of Mozart's Requiem and, last December, a Christmas concert, together with some miscellaneous concert items, all of which are available on YouTube.

"Our performance in Tewkesbury Abbey on November 20 will be the first time that we are back together performing as Stroud Choral Society since December 2019.

"It is also the first SCS concert conducted by our new musical director Simon Bell. He has shown superb leadership and musicianship through the lockdown, and we wish him every success as we return to live music.

"We will be singing with soloists Emma Brain-Gabbott, Sam Dressel and Phil Tebb, and accompanied by The Bristol Ensemble. We are grateful to the Vicar of Tewkesbury Paul Williams and everyone at the Abbey for making us welcome and do hope that you will join us."

Tickets cost £20, £15, under 18s free; available via the box office www.thesubrooms.co.uk  telephone 01453 796880 or from Tewkesbury Abbey gift shop or choir members.

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