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Highgrove Singers To Stage Annual Summer Choral Presentation

IN their annual summer choral presentation, the Highgrove Singers, under the direction of Adrian A W Archer will present “Then Sings My Soul” – a concert of sacred hymnody tomorrow and on Sunday.

Both concerts take place at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Kirk, with tomorrow’s event starting at 8pm and Sunday’s at 5pm.

“We are very excited about this particular concert,” said Mr Archer. “The programme has been designed to showcase the depth of sacred hymns in our religious traditions and the many ways those tunes have been interpreted by composers old and new.”

Now in their 18th year, the Highgrove Singers began as a small group determined to promote music, dance and dramatic works through their umbrella organisation, Highgrove Productions.

In their very first year of existence the group won the DANSA award for its production of the Caribbean musical “Once On This Island”. Since that time the singers have performed at a number of concerts, liturgical services (including weddings and funerals) and have been the guest choir at number choral workshops in the community.

Appearing as guest soloist during this weekend’s concerts will be Norma Ashe, a mezzo soprano, who along with soprano Candace Bostwick will lead “Choral Reflections On Amazing Grace” written for the victims of the 9/11 tragedy. Raymond Antonio and Lee Callender are the accompanists for the concerts.

Tickets for the concerts, priced at $20, may be obtained from members of the choir or from the box office at St George’s Anglican Church, Montrose Avenue (322-1139 or 325-8997)

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