We’re delighted to be welcoming The Berwick Male Voice Choir to Trinity Church in Hexham on Friday, 27 October where they’ll be hosting a concert in support of our Hospice.
The choir boast a 50 year old history which all began with three men innocently having a drink and a sing in the bar of the King’s Arms Hotel Berwick-upon-Tweed. One supposes it was quite usual to sing in those days as any entertainment was often a DIY job. The ‘boys’ were asked to sing quietly because the noise could be disturbing the residents in the rooms above. Luckily for them though, the singing proved popular and the seeds of the choir were sown.
Fast forward to today and their concerts have become a popular feature in the Berwick area and beyond including at Carlisle, York and Pitlochry.
Led by conductor Robin Cheer, a former Band Sergeant Major in the Royal Artillery Alanbrooke Band and accompanied at the piano by wife Isabel, former Director of Music and now Senior Teacher Pastoral at Longridge Towers School, Berwick-upon-Tweed, this musical extravaganza promises to be a feast for the ears.
Doors open at 7pm and tickets are priced at £6.50. They can be bought from our charity and book shop on Battle Hill in Hexham or by calling Cathy on 01434 606 444.