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Eaton Bray choir plan a roof-raising concert

Choristors of St Marys Church, Eaton BrayThe choristers from St Mary's Church, Eaton Bray are getting ready to hit the high notes, rehearsing for their fund-raising concert for roof repairs at the parish church.

Led by choirmaster and organist David Radwell, the choir will present an evening of inspirational music in St Mary's on Saturday 7 October at 7.30pm.

Popular choral classics such as Mozart's Ave Verum and Thou the Central Orb by Charles Wood, feature in the programme alongside modern pieces by John Rutter and the beautiful duet Pie Jesu by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

The choir includes over 25 adults and children. And helping the local singers to raise the roof will be some visiting soloists including Emma Radwell who sings with the BBC Symphony Chorus.

The popular local choir, whose Christmas Carol services at Edlesborough and Eaton Bray churches are always packed out, have also roped in some of their musically-talented friends to add some gospel music and instrumental pieces for an excellent and varied evening of music and song.

Vicar of St Mary's, Eaton Bray, Canon Malcolm Grant said: "We are very proud to have a strong and flourishing choir with such a wealth of musical talent.

"St Mary's has an excellent reputation for high standards of music of great quality and I hope the audience will be moved and inspired by the programme."

The concert starts at 7.30pm and tickets at £7.50 include wine and savouries. They are available from the box office - telephone (01525) 220 535 - or at the door.

The medieval church of St Mary's is faced with a roof repair bill of over £70,000.

The church is a popular place to visit and is on the South Bedfordshire church heritage trail because of the outstanding quality of its ancient achitecture.

For more information, visit the website www.stmaryseatonbray.org.uk.

Source: Leighton Buzzard Observer, 3 October 2006


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