Alexander at the organ as Vivace singers help to celebrate Easter in Letchworth on Saturday

Stevenage Choral Society presents an autumn selection of religious music later this month

Stevenage Choral Society presents an autumn selection of religious music later this month - Credit: Archant

The top-class Victorian organ at Letchworth’s St Michael’s Church will be put through its paces on Saturday night when up and coming player Alexander Binns takes control of the keyboard.

The top-class Victorian organ at Letchworth’s St Michael’s Church will be put through its paces on Saturday night when up and coming player Alexander Binns takes control of the keyboard.

Alexander, the organ scholar at Southwark Cathedral, will accompany the Vivace Choir and young soloists David de Winter and Malachy Frame in a performance of Stainer’s Crucifixion contrasted with Easter music by Elgar, Stanford and S.S. Wesley.

Musical director Joe Bolger, who sings counter tenor when not conducting, says: “There is a huge choice of Easter music but I wanted to balance the pain of the Crucifixion with the joy of the Resurrection revealing the varied vocal talents of the singers.”

The concert starts at 7.30pm and tickets (£12 adults, £8 teens, pre-teens free) include a glass of wine or fruit juice. Email tickets@vivacechoir.co.uk, call 01462 735642 or pay on the door subject to availability.