Village male voice choir set to raise roof at fest

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A choir from Wentworth is celebrating its 90th anniversary by participating in the Wentworth Music Festival today.

Thurnscoe Harmonic Male Voice Choir was formed in 1924 by local church members, developing the ‘Thurnscoe Sound’ and winning numerous choral festivals over the years.

The choir, which is made up of over 40 members, will open the Wentworth Festival at 7pm.

The programme will include songs from Les Miserables, ensemble of Cole Porter, solos, and traditional performances like Anthem from Chess, Waltzing Matilda, Nessum Dorma and When the Saints Go Marching In.

Tickets are priced at £7, concessions at £6.

The choir’s recent achievements include a performance with the Donaghadee Choir from Northern Ireland; another at the Integrated Education Fund, Stormont and being recorded by BBC at Ulster Hall.

Members also recently raised £1,000 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance with a concert at the Dearne Valley Playhouse.

It was a joint effort with Barnburgh Village Singers.