Sedgefield Lyric Singers 40th anniversary celebration concerts – Friday 27th and Saturday 28th June 2014
Sedgefield Lyric Singers, SLYC and Lirica present â€œThank you for the musicâ€, a musical celebration of 40 years of the Sedgefield Lyric Singers, joined by conductors past and present on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th June 2014 at 7pm in Sedgefield Parish Hall. Tickets are Â£5.00 ( Â£4 under 16s), and are available from â€œTickety Booâ€, Front Street, Sedgefield, any choir member or Connie Spring on 01740 621196. Sedgefield Lyric Singers was formed in October 1974, on the initiative of Derrick Lofthouse, with the objective that its members should gain pleasure and companionship from singing together, further their knowledge of music and, in particular, of singing, and give enjoyment to others through their performances. The choir also set out to support charitable and worthwhile causes with financial assistance whenever possible. Over the last 40 years, in excess of Â£18,000 has been donated to local and national charities, such as the Great North Air Ambulance, Butterwick Hospice, MIND, and the Anthony Nolan Trust have benefited as well as some individuals and charities overseas. The choir has sung at many venues throughout County Durham, including hospitals and care homes, churches and church, parish and village halls, and at one time sang regularly with the Billingham Silver Band. Members of the choir have travelled to Hamminkeln, Sedgefieldâ€™s twin town in Germany, and hosted visiting choirs from Germany and Sweden. The choir has a repertoire of over three hundred songs includes classical and sacred music as well as songs from musical theatre, traditional North Eastern ballads, folk songs from around the world, and many Christmas songs and carols. In addition to invitation concerts, there are annual summer and Christmas concerts, and the choir performs each year as part of the Sedgefield Mediaeval Fayre.
So join the three choirs to celebrate!