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St Margarets Singers striking up a new tune
Following the great success of their inaugural concert in St Margaret’s Church last summer, the St Margarets Singers are bringing a Victorian-themed charity concert to Teddington.
The concert, conducted by Patrick Martin, will take place in an apt setting, the Victorian Normansfield Theatre, in Teddington, offering a survey of choral settings of the great Victorian poets.
Tennyson, Bridges, Swinburne, Hopkins and Rossetti will all feature in the programme, and the lighter side of Victorian poetry will be represented by settings of Edward Lear and Lewis Carroll, and some Gilbert and Sullivan favourites.
Music will range from the gentle lyricism of Elgar and Finzi to the equally enchanting but contemporary sounds of young composers Kerry Andrew and Alexander Campkin.
Joining the St Margarets Signer is soprano Clair Jardella, who says: “This is the sort of concert where I wish I could split myself in two and be both a participant and a member of the audience. The programme is varied and interesting, encompassing a variety of styles while remaining true to the Victorian theme that so befits the venue.
“The St Margarets Singers are a joy to sing with, encompassing some of the most talented choral singers I have come across in my 15 years of choral singing, under the guidance of a very talented musical director. We have a lot of fun working together and still, importantly, manage to take the end result seriously.”
The concert is being held in aid of the Down’s Syndrome Association.
There is Sweet Music, from the St Margarets Singers; Normansfield Theatre, Langdon Park, Teddington, on Saturday, February 9, at 7.30pm. Tickets are £12 (or £10 for concessions) and are available from 0333 1212300.