Worcester singers in South Africa

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SINGERS from Worcester's Elgar Chorale are spreading their song down in South Africa.

The group were invited to Cape Town to share in the 50th anniversary of the St George's Singers.

The Worcester chorale group will be taking part in concerts in the city including one today (Good Friday) when they will sing Mozart's Requiem in the Cathedral.

On Easter Day they will take part in the festive morning service and they have given a concert in the University Town of Stellenbosch.

The concerts were to be conducted by Dr Barry Smith, former director of music at St George’s Cathedral, Cape Town.

Dr Smith has been a regular visitor to Worcester, where he has conducted at Elgar Festivals and at the Three Choirs Festival, he is also president of the Peter Warlock Society.

The singers will return shortly after Easter to face a busy summer of concerts including an event at Malvern Priory on Saturday, June 7.

This event marks the launch of Volume 13 of the Elgar Complete Edition, which had been edited by Dr Donald Hunt, the Chorale's director.

For more information visit elgarchorale.com.

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