Choir opens music festival

Thurscoe Mal Choir
Thurscoe Mal Choir

A South Yorkshire male voice choir was awarded the honour of opening a prestigious local music festival.

Thurnscoe Harmonic Male Voice Choir opened Wentworth Music Festival recently, under the expert eye of its music director Tony Jermy and accompanied by Irene Hill.

A spokesman for the choir said: “The choir performed a full and varied programme at the festival and were delighted to receive a long standing ovation from a very full church audience.

“Anyone who missed this excellent concert will have another chance to see and hear the Thurnscoe ‘boys’ as they sing in concert with the Wombwell Mixed Voice Choir at St. Mary’s Church In Wombwell this Saturday.

“We have strong links with the Wombwell Mixed Voice Choir as it was formed many years ago by the late Colin Leach, who was the musical director for Thurnscoe Harmonic Choir for over 45 years.

“The programme for the concert will include a number of pieces that the Thurnscoe choir are currently recording for a new CD which will be available shortly as an ideal Christmas gift, including Lascia Ch’Io Pianga by Handel, The Sunset Poem by Dylan Thomas and their version of The Unchained Melody by Mark Bymer.”

Tickets for the concert this Saturday, from 7pm, cost £5 and are available by calling 01226 715172 or 01302 785537. Free parking is available.