One of our sopranos is stepping out to really go for the high notes – of the sterling variety.
Intrepid Eileen Roberts is undertaking the 35-mile Llangollen Round Challenge to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
She is due to join hundreds of other walkers putting their best feet forward on the weekend of June 2 and 3 on the popular circular route, which visits every summit around the Vale of Llangollen in north east Wales.
Its total ascent is around 2,000 the equivalent, say the organisers, of going up Snowdon twice over.
Eileen who is aiming to raise £1,000, has set up a JustGiving page and is urging people to contribute to the cause.
“Like many people, cancer has affected many of my close friends and relatives,” she says. “This is a chance for me to support an excellent cause by walking in the beautiful valley where I grew up. Let’s hope for good weather!”
You can contribute by visiting https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/eileen-roberts1
Come on Eileen!
Our music director Stephen Shellard was delighted to welcome the Mayor of Worcester Councillor Paul Denham and his wife Lynn as our special guests to our concert I Was Glad, in Worcester’s St Martin’s Church on Saturday, October 15. It was the first time we had invited the city’s mayor and mayoress to one of our performances and their attendance was much appreciated by all of us.
We’re very proud of these new publicity flyers which we’re hoping will send our profile soaring.
Along with the atmospheric photograph, taken during one of our many Worcester Cathedral services, the leaflet gives our potted history and outlines our future performance plans.
It also lists our most recent recordings (available to buy here and through major online stores) and shows where we can be found on social media.
Copies are already available in Worcester’s Tourist Information Centre but we’re working hard on distributing them round and about the county.
Definitely worth reading all about us!
We’re delighted to unveil the eye-catching poster for our next big concert, Handel’s monumental work Israel in Egypt. Keep an eye out – they’ll be brightening up Worcestershire everywhere!