September 30th, 2016

Kidderminster Church Glee Club to perform at St John’s in Bromsgrove

Updated: 10:47 am, May 07, 2015

ONE of the UK’s oldest and most respected choirs comes to Bromsgrove’s St John’s Church.

The Kidderminster Church Glee Club was founded in 1890s, but some of its earliest roots date back even further to 1878.

Members, who are this year celebrating the group’s 110th anniversary, come to St John’s at 7pm on November 15.

The choir, which has a fantastic history, frequently performed as part of the BBC Light Programme’s weekly broadcast in the 1940s and 50s.

It was an active competition choir until 2003 but, since then, there has been an emphasis on raising money for national and local charities.

Causes the group has raised funds for already include Help For Heroes and The British Heart Foundation.

The choir, which tours both in the UK and abroad, will perform a variety of music in several languages.

Genres range from opera and religious music to folk, popular songs and favourites from theatre and the cinema.

In June, the choir visited Normandy as part of the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings, and it just embarked on a very successful tour of Scotland – its first ever.

On the night on November 15, the group will be supported by guest choirs from Meadows First School and St John’s CE Middle School Academy.

Tickets, which are £10, include a free interval drink.

Under 15s go free.

Email fundraising@stjohns.bromsgroveparish.org.uk for more information or tickets.

They are also available in person at the church or on the door on the evening.

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