Centenary series of concerts for male choir

The Ashington & District Male Voice Choir start their new season next month with plans for a year-long series of concerts to celebrate its centenary in 2016.

The first meeting will be held on Thursday, September 3 with new musical director Jonathan Shaw taking over from Neil Morton.

A varied schedule for the year is being developed which will feature new venues over a wider area.

Two key events will be the choir’s own Christmas concert in Holy Sepulchre Church and the Centenary Celebration concert in May at the Northumberland Church of England Academy, with planning already under way for both.

To join the choir you can be from any of the Wansbeck towns. Visit www.ashingtonmalevoicechoir.org or call (01670) 790169.