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Handel's Messiah comes to Aldbourne!

Not exactly the second coming… but on Saturday 1st November approximately 135 choral singers from Wiltshire, Berkshire and beyond came to St. Michael’s Church for a one-day choral rehearsal, culminating in a performance of Handel’s famous oratorio, ‘Messiah’.

Under the baton of Sir Peter Beale and with four professional soloists and organist, the scratch choir gave a magnificent performance of this wonderful piece to an appreciative audience of about 130. An impressive sum of over £4,500 was raised for the Friends of St Michael’s Church heating and porch appeal.

Thanks are due to all who helped realise this project, from volunteers who provided the soup and pud lunch and afternoon tea, to our sponsors, those who installed the sound system, those who moved hundreds of chairs and those who cleared up afterwards. Bravo!

Posted by: RB on 11th November 2014