Choir hits all the right notes

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BOLSTERTONE Male Voice Choir received a five-minute standing ovation from a 700-strong audience at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank, when it performed at the London Jazz Festival.

The choir teamed up with internationally renowned musicians, saxophonist John Surman and pianist Howard Moody in a 75-minute choral work, Lifelines, composed by Surman and co-commissioned by the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and BBC Radio Three.

The audience included actress Jo Brand.

The performance will be broadcast on BBC Radio Three at 5pm on December 30.