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New Choral Mass To Be Performed In Chorlton

Saturday April 20th

Urmston Choral Society is bringing a new Mass to St. Werburgh’s Church in Wilbraham Road, Chorlton, on Saturday, April 20, following their North of England premiere of it the same week in Flixton.

Entitled “A Diminished Mass” and written by Scottish composer, Alan Craig, the Mass had its inauguration at Glasgow Cathedral in 2011. This will be the 70-strong Choir’s second appearance in Chorlton following their first concert in St. Werburgh’s Church at Christmas. In addition to the Mass, the Choir will also be singing music by John Rutter and Bob Chilcott. The soloists for the concert will be Charlotte Morley (soprano), Katharine Brown (alto), Andrew Keens (tenor) and Maurice Rushby (baritone).

Said Choir Conductor, Julie Parker: “This Mass is extremely melodious and has wonderful harmonies which will resonate magnificently in the beautiful setting of St. Werburgh’s. Whilst the text is in Latin, the music is immediately accessible and enjoyable.”

The concert starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced £7 (adults), £6 (seniors) and £2 (students/ children) and can be purchased from Maxine Summers, Tel: 0161 748 0903 or bought on the door.

Urmston Choral Society is currently recruiting to the alto, tenor and bass sections. If you are interested in joining, please contact the Choir Secretary, Kath Foster, Tel: 0161 747 9592 or email kathfoster@talktalk.net