North Devon Festival of Choirs in full voice
A musical feast will be served up next week as the 18th North Devon Festival of Choirs returns to the Queen s Theatre in Barnstaple. This year the event on Saturday and Sunday, April 24 and 25 features almost exclusively local performers, including four j
A musical feast will be served up next week as the 18th North Devon Festival of Choirs returns to the Queen's Theatre in Barnstaple.
This year the event on Saturday and Sunday, April 24 and 25 features almost exclusively local performers, including four junior school choirs - Newport Community, Fremington, Horwood and Newton Tracey and Pilton Bluecoat, making a first festival appearance.
Also appearing for the first time are the newly formed Fremington group Rejoice the Voice, a contemporary community acapella choir with a wide repertoire of songs.
Others in the line up of North Devon's choral talents include The Appledore Singers, Harmony Unlimited, Barnstaple Ladies Choir, Ilfracombe Ladies Choir and The Barnstaple Jubilee Singers. Panache and The Nigel Brooks Juniors complete the local line up.
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Special guests will be students from Laine Theatre Arts, youngsters who use the Festival as part of their training towards their ultimate aim of starring in the West End.
The Mayor and Mayoress of Barnstaple plus other civic dignitaries will be attending the show next week.
- 1 Fugitive jailed after car chase between Bideford and Barnstaple
- 2 Hotel restriction in Westward Ho! will not be lifted
- 3 Finance manager jailed for stealing almost £1m from Witheridge company
- 4 Jail for toothache attacker in North Molton
- 5 Man hospitalised after alleyway assault in South Molton
- 6 Bid to make Ilfracombe pier car park long stay rejected
- 7 Police seek driver after horse riders injured in Westward Ho! incident
- 8 North Devon fossil hunter's collection goes to auction
- 9 New Pebbleridge Kitchen arrives on Northam Burrows
- 10 Braunton farmer admits ploughing up 'semi natural' land
The North Devon Festival of Choirs takes place at 7pm on both evenings and tickets are available from the Box Office on (01271) 324242.