Festival Of Choirs on song for Ark

Ark Cancer Centre Charity is honoured to be the chosen charity for the 2018 Basingstoke Festival Of Choirs concert.

This popular annual evening of marvellous musical entertainment is taking place on Sunday, September 30 at The Anvil, and Ark will be the beneficiary of the charity collection.

Starring hundreds of enthusiastic, local singers, the Festival Of Choirs ‘Voices Together’ concert will feature a programme of memorable music to suit all tastes and ages.

Dai Ogborn, chairman of the Festival Of Choirs, said: “Accompanied by the Heritage Light Orchestra, the Festival of Choirs will showcase the very best of the borough’s choral talent.

“The programme will include the music of Karl Jenkins, Gilbert and Sullivan, and Verdi, as well as some modern and popular songs. All the music will be guaranteed to lift the spirits and will add up to a joyous evening of music making.”

Basingstoke Hospital Male Voice Choir will be among the many local choirs performing at the concert, under the leadership of musical director Dai, and they have been great supporters of Ark Cancer Centre Charity at several fundraising events in recent years.

Other choirs taking part are the Basing Singers, Basingstoke Choral Society, Basingstoke Male Voice Choir, Belles of St Martins, Kingsclere Singers, Ooh Mama, Overton Choral Society, Steventon Singers, and Tadley Singers. Special guests St Mary’s CE Junior School Choir and Vocal Point Youth Choir will also be appearing at the concert.

Dai said: “Everyone involved in the 2018 Festival Of Choirs ‘Voices Together’ event is delighted to support Ark, and we hope that the audience will be generous with their support for the charity through the collection at the end of the evening.”

Tickets for the Festival Of Choirs ‘Voices Together’ concert, which starts at 7pm, are £16 for everyone over 16, and £8 for those under-16, which includes a £2 booking fee. They are available to purchase from the Anvil Arts box office in person or by going to https://bit.ly/2O62z1u.