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Ilford choir to perform music of Baroque composer for 'first time' in UK

PUBLISHED: 10:00 01 April 2019 | UPDATED: 17:40 01 April 2019

Valentine's Singers wearing the colours of the rainbow. Photo: Kathleen Beaumont

Valentine's Singers wearing the colours of the rainbow. Photo: Kathleen Beaumont

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An Ilford choir is set to perform the music of one of Bach’s contemporaries for the first time in the UK, it is believed.

Valentines Singers will be performing the works of Zelenka, a Czech composer of the Baroque period, at St Andrew’s Church, St Andrew’s Road, on Saturday, April 6 at 7.30pm.

The 50-strong group has toured venues across the borough – from Valentines Mansion, in Cranbrook Road, to Fairlop Fair.

Choir member Kathleen Beaumont said: “It’s very exciting music which we will be performing with an 23-piece orchestra.

“And we’ve got some of the first copies of the sheet music in the UK. We are so fortunate!”

The group was based Barkingside for 18 years before moving to Seven Kings High School, Ley Street.

Concert admission is cost £15 in advance, and £17 on the door. Admission is free for under-16s.

To book call 020 8550 4654 or go to www.valentinesingers.org

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