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Norwich Choir celebrates 10th birthday at Cathedral  

Norwich Community Choir will perform at Norwich Cathedral twice over the coming months, as part of the Norfolk Day celebrations on July 27 and at a special event to celebrate their 10th anniversary.

As part of Norfolk Day 2018 on Friday, July 27, Norwich Cathedral are hosting a celebration of music, dance and poetry performances from across the county.  As part of these celebrations which run from 10.30am-9pm Norwich Community Choir will be performing in the Cathedral Nave at 6.30pm.

It will be a busy weekend for the choir which brings together a broad cross-section of singers old and young.  On Sunday, July 29, 2pm-4.30pm to celebrate their anniversary of 10 years of singing, the choir is holding the first of two special concerts.  ‘Journeys’ promises to be a magical afternoon of storytelling and song, suitable for all, in The Assembly House, Norwich. The choir will perform a wide variety of heartwarming songs, interwoven with stories told by Paul Jackson from different cultures around the world.

Norwich Community Choir has grown from humble beginnings in 2008, to present a diverse and polished repertoire, performed entirely from memory, whilst remaining true to the community choir ethos. There are no auditions and many members can’t read music.

The choir also has another birthday concert planned at Norwich Cathedral on Saturday, November 24, which includes a unique version of Allegri’s Miserere.

Meg Turpin, the Choir Leader said: “It’s unusual for a community choir to tackle such an ambitious piece. This reworking of Allegri’s masterpiece preserves the mood and sensuality of the original, whilst bringing it into the present day using poignant lyrics taken from the words of choir members expressing their feelings about belonging to the choir.”

Both birthday concerts are in aid of local charity Nelson’s Journey, who help bring back smiles to bereaved children in Norfolk.

Sarah Hyde, Community Funding & Marketing Officer for Nelson’s Journey, said: “We’re thrilled that Norwich Community Choir have chosen to support us in their 10th Anniversary Year. They join other wonderful fundraisers supporting us in our 20th anniversary year.”

Tickets for the anniversary events can be purchased from www.ticketsource.co.uk/norwich-community-choir or by calling 07423 118876. 

It is free to attend Norwich Cathedral’s Norfolk Day celebration and for the programme please click here.  For more church-based events celebrating Norfolk Day click here

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