Wartime songs and requiem will help boost Baldock church roof repair fund

Royston Choral Society welcome new members

Royston Choral Society welcome new members - Credit: Archant

Singers often try to raise the roof, but one choir will be aiming to keep one firmly in its place when they perform in Baldock on Saturday, November 8.

The Remembrance Concert by the Orpheus Choir of North Herts will be performed at St Mary’s, Baldock, raising money for the fund to restore the roof over the ancient building’s south aisle.

Music has been selected to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, and includes Fauré’s haunting Requiem, two different settings of the famous poem In Flanders Fields by Canadian army surgeon Colonel John McCrae, and other songs of the period including A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square, Keep the Home Fires Burning and Lilli Marlene.

The concert starts at 7.30pm and tickets are £10, with children getting in free.

You can reserve your place by calling 01462 892838.

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