Singers sought for fast-track concert

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IN a new and exciting departure for Melrose Music Society, Borderers are being offered the opportunity to come to town and sing two great favourites in the choral repertoire – the Faure Requiem and the Vivaldi Gloria.

The come-and-sing event will take place in Melrose Parish Church next Saturday, June 4.

Daytime rehearsals are from 2pm till 5.30pm followed by an evening concert at 7.30pm.

The conductor will be Marion Dodd and organ accompaniment will be provided by John Bryden. Both are well known and respected musicians in this region and beyond.

If prospective singers are not familiar with the music, they soon will be under the guidance of the chorus master and supported by many others who have sung these great works many times before.

More than 100 singers from across the Borders have registered to take part and further registration forms can be obtained from Hedydd Anderson, Woodlea, High Cross Avenue, Melrose (01896 822273) or on line at www.melrosemusicsociety.org.uk

Singers are asked to donate £12 (concessions £10, under 16s £5), while the audience for the evening concert will donate £8 (concessions £6).

Donations can be paid when registering or at the door. Accompanied children will be admitted free. Copies of the two scores will be available for hire in the afternoon.

The aim of the event is to give singers the opportunity to perform in the best of company in a magnificent setting.

Funds raised will enable the society to continue to bring top chamber music, performed by musicians of international repute, to audiences in Melrose.