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Internationally-acclaimed young choir will bring beautiful singing to one of Herefordshire’s most t

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Date: 12/10/2016

Beautiful young voices from across the county are once again set to team up with a charitable trust, to bring inspiring music to one of Herefordshire’s most special places of worship.


 
Hereford Cathedral School’s Senior Chamber Choir will take part in an evening of fabulous music on 14 October.
The event, which will take place at St Tysilio’s Church, in Sellack from 7pm, forms the start of the second series of concerts in collaboration with Herefordshire Historic Churches Trust (HHCT).
 
HCS’s Director of Music David Evans said: “It is wonderful to be working in collaboration with HHCT for a second series. In this particular concert, choral, instrumental chamber ensembles and soloists will provide variety to the programme which means there will be something for everyone.”
 
The programme will include a selection of both sacred and secular music spanning from the 16th Century to the present day. The Senior Chamber Choir has represented Britain in an international concert in Brussels, and the choir alumni have (for the past 11 continuous years) been awarded choral and organ awards, or read music at Cambridge. Many are now large names on the international music scene.
 
St Tysilio’s is the only church in England to be dedicated to this Welsh saint. The tall spire and most of the building is 14th century, but in 1841 a large north transept was erected, giving the church an unusual T-plan. The 17th century furnishings include the pulpit and communion rail. The Georgian west gallery houses a lovely Gothic organ, but perhaps the greatest treasure is the rare stained glass in the east window, which is dated 1630 and contains medieval pieces.
 
Proceeds from the retiring collection will go to the HHCT who help to maintain Herefordshire’s places of worship.
 
For further information visit www.hhct.co.uk