Chance for singers to join our Festival Choir

The 2015 EDP Festival of Carols at St Andrew's Hall, Norwich.PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

The 2015 EDP Festival of Carols at St Andrew's Hall, Norwich.PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY - Credit: SIMON FINLAY

With the festive season fast approaching preparations are under way for one of the Eastern Daily Press' seasonal traditions.

The 2015 EDP Festival of Carols at St Andrew's Hall, Norwich.PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

The 2015 EDP Festival of Carols at St Andrew's Hall, Norwich.PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY - Credit: SIMON FINLAY

The EDP Festival of Carols will this year take place at St Andrews Hall, in Norwich, on Wednesday, December 7.

Tickets for the event will be going on sale soon and there is still time for people to join this year's Festival Choir.

'It's always a lovely concert and it's quite a tradition now,' said Carole Tims, who is the musical director of the event for the 30th year.

'I often hear people say they feel like Christmas has started once they have been to the EDP Festival of Carols.'


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She added: 'I would be really interested hear from people who would like to join the Festival Choir - the more the merrier! An ability to sight read would be nice but is not essential, but people do need to come to every rehearsal.'

The Festival Choir will once again be joined by Broadland Youth Choir and Cawston Band for the concert, and this year's musical programme will include Away In A Manger, Joy To The World, John Rutter's New Year Carol and Twelve Days Of Christmas and Pearsall's In Dulci Jubilo.

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The concert is raising funds for the EDP We Care Appeal: Norfolk Millennium Trust for Carers.

The Festival Choir is open to anybody aged 18 or over. Rehearsals start on October 28 at the Jubilee Hall, in Salhouse, and will be every Friday 7.30pm-9pm until the concert, with an extra rehearsal the Sunday before the event. To find out more about joining the choir, call Mrs Tims on 01603 721912. Ticket details will be announced in the paper soon.

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