Choir gets ready for a busy month

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THE Ashington and District Male Voice Choir are preparing for a busy month.

The members recently held its annual concert where guests Harmony, who are a youth choir with ages ranging from 11 to 14, took part.

June is going to be a busy time for the men with a concert on Friday, June 3, at St Aidan’s Church in Ashington.

This will celebrate the silver jubilee of senior forces chaplain for Northern Ireland, Stephen Foster.

Then there is the choir’s annual contribution to the Miners’ Memorial Service in Ashington Parish Church on Saturday, June 11.

It is followed by a concert in Ellington Welfare on Tuesday, June 14, and another in St John’s Church, Bedlington Station, on Friday, June 24.

The choir has also donated a silver salver to Wansbeck First School in memory of the recently departed choir stalwart Ella Hughes, who taught at the school.

This is to be an annual presentation for musical achievement, with the first presentation at the end of June, this year.

Some of the choir hope to be able to join the children for a couple of songs.

Members rehearse on Thursday evenings in Ashington Community High School.

Gentlemen of all ages and abilities with an interest in singing are always welcome to go along and see if they would like to give male voice singing a go with the possibility of joining the choir.