Not only is the Society celebrating its 80th anniversary this
year, but its summer concert will feature Birthday Madrigals by
John Rutter, one of Britain’s foremost contemporary composers.
The choir is delighted that the composer himself is taking time
out of his hectic overseas schedule to direct one of their
rehearsals, a few weeks before the concert, which is due to be held
at Smestow School, Windmill Lane, Wolverhampton, on Saturday July
11 at 7.30pm.
Chairman Katherine Dixson, a member of the Social Work
administration team at the School of Humanities, Languages and
Social Sciences, said: ”John’s visit is sure to be inspirational,
and will no doubt help lift our performance to a special level,
spurred on by his personal insights on how best to interpret this
John wrote the five madrigals in honour of the 75th birthday of
jazz legend, George Shearing. They are based on Elizabethan poetry,
including Shakespeare, and the jazz and swing rhythms will be sure
to set the audience’s toes tapping.
Also on the programme there’ll be a variety of other
light-hearted numbers and a buffet supper. For further information,
please visit the choir’s website at www.wombournechoralsociety.org.uk
or contact email@example.com
to reserve tickets for the show