South Molton performance of Handel’s Messiah will raise money for chemo appeal

MORE than 200 choristers from all over the West Country are set to raise the roof of South Molton Pannier Market with a rousing performance of Handel’s Messiah on Saturday.

The performance is being supported by local business, community sponsorship, local churches and parish organisations and is being held to raise money for the North Devon Chemotherapy Appeal and the BBC Radio Devon Air Ambulance Appeal.

John Parkhouse, chairman of the South Molton Singers, said: “This is a major community project which will use the joy of singing to raise money for these wonderful charities.”

More than 500 people are expected to fill the market to enjoy the singing, as well as entertainment by South Molton Town Band.

Mulled wine, cakes, ice cream and hot meat rolls with all the trimmings will also be on offer. Doors open at 4.45pm and the show will start at 6.30pm.

Tickets for the performance cost £5 and are available from the choristers themselves, as well as the Devon Air Ambulance Trust charity shop in Queen Street, Barnstaple, South Molton Tourist Information Office and the Queen’s Theatre in Barnstaple.

For more information, telephone John Parkhouse on 07971 963943 or (01769) 579840.