Search launched for festival singers

The Norfolk and Norwich Festival is looking for local singers to join in a major concert for this year's event. The festival is looking for singers from around the region to join Bigger Sky, a 100-strong choral project that was first launched in 2004.

The Norfolk and Norwich Festival is looking for local singers to join in a major concert for this year's event.

The festival is looking for singers from around the region to join Bigger Sky, a 100-strong choral project that was first launched in 2004.

The Bigger Sky project will culminate in a chance to perform a new choral work in Norwich Cathedral on May 14.

Anyone interested in joining the choir can join a taster session tomorrow costing £5, being held by Bigger Sky at The Friends Meeting House, Upper Goat Lane, Norwich at 7.30pm this Thursday, February 24.


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Bigger Sky will be formed in collaboration with local choir, Big Sky, and choir director Sian Croose said it was an opportunity for anyone who loves to sing.

“Bigger Sky is all about opportunity and is open to anyone above the age of 14 who wants to sing, regardless of whether they can read music or not,” she said. “If you've always dreamed of singing, but never had the confidence, we will work with you to change that.”

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Rachael Murray, the festival's marketing manager, pointed out that the concert would keep alive a choral tradition going back to 1772.

May 14's concert will feature work by composer Richard Chew.

To find out more, call Charlotte Stratta on 01603 614921.

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