Singing out for charity in Thornbury and Alveston

April 28 2017

THE Alveston Singers are about to perform their traditional two spring concerts to raise money for charities they have chosen to help in 2017.

THE Alveston Singers are about to perform their traditional two spring concerts to raise money for charities they have chosen to help in 2017.

Established 40 years ago, the group was formed to support various organisations and charities through song.

No tickets are sold for its spring and Christmas concerts but audiences can make donations after each performance.

This year all money collected will go to the Julian Trust for the homeless and Off the Record, a mental health charity for young people.

Jenny Parsons, the group’s spokeswoman, said money raised was divided equally between the charities, with nothing taken out for choir funds.

She said: “We have a new conductor, James Davies, who will be conducting his first concert in Thornbury so we are hoping for lots of support.”

The programme features Vivaldi’s Gloria and Magnificat, together with a selection of choral classics, with Sue Phillipson-Masters the accompanist.

Soloists from Bath Spa University will also be involved in the concerts, which take place in Thornbury Baptist Church on Saturday, May 20, and St Helen’s Church, Alveston, on Tuesday, May 23. Both performances start at 7.30pm.