Malvern Male Voice Choir’s annual concert in support of the local branch of Cancer Research UK takes place on Saturday 16 April 2016, starting at 7.00 p.m. A slightly earlier start than usual as the Choir will be sharing the platform with pupils from Somers Park School. The School Choir, conducted by David Cowell, will be singing excerpts from their recent performance of “West of the Moon”, a setting of poems from “The Lord of the Rings” by J.R.R. Tolkien, who lived some of his life in Worcestershire, and visited Malvern frequently. His stories, poems and songs in The Lord of the Rings are part of an epic adventure tale in the imaginary land of Middle-Earth, and they are characterised by references to nostalgia, natural beauty, folklore, and traditional fairytale.
Not to be outdone, the Male Voice Choir has its mix of themes too: Welsh male voice choir standards, hits from musicals, music from Ireland and America and a couple of other classics. Charles Pavey, conductor of the Male Voice Choir, commented: “The magical sound of the two choirs will make for a very contrasting evening and bold programming will ensure that the concert shows off both choirs at their best.”
The concert, entitled “Song to the Moon”, also features local soprano Emma Burrows who has been a regular performer for Cancer Research UK in the past. For tickets (£10.00 – 18 & under £3.00) in advance, please ring 01684 892772. The venue is St Edmund’s Hall in College Road. Refreshments are included.