Erin set to star

Erin Alexander, singing with Tideswell Male Voice Choir. Photo contributed.
Erin Alexander, singing with Tideswell Male Voice Choir. Photo contributed.

The wonderful sounds of the Tideswell Male Voice Choir (TMVC) and exciting young soloist Erin Alexander will once again combine to present a spectacular evening of musical entertainment at St Matthew’s Church, Hayfield, on Saturday May 5, at 7.30pm.

TMVC regularly performs to capacity audiences with its unique brand of choral singing.

The choir can be guaranteed to perform a wonderful mix of traditional and contemporary musical pieces which will appeal to all. The programme will have a French theme including evocative songs from “Les Miserables” as well as new pieces from the choir’s 2012 repertoire.

Eighteen - year- old Erin Alexander will be sharing the stage with TMVC. She has performed with the choir as guest soprano previously.

In September, Erin is progressing to higher education to study Classical Vocal Performance.

In the last two years she has enjoyed success at various music festivals throughout the North West, in both classical and musical theatre genres. Previous roles for Erin include Christine in Phantom of the Opera, Maria in The Sound of Music and Elphaba in Wicked.

Proceeds from the concert will go to The Kinder Mountain Rescue Team, based in Hayfield, which provides search and rescue services in the Peak District and Partners in Education Swaziland (PIES), a small independent charity based in NW England working in partnership with a committee in Swaziland to run a drop-in centre for vulnerable and street children.

Edwina Currie, who is hosting the concert, commented: “I am so looking forward to “Do You Hear The People Sing?” It’s great to have TMVC perform in this lovely old church in the heart of Hayfield, near the HQ of Kinder Mountain Rescue Team for whom we are raising some much-needed funds.

“And we’ll also be helping children in one of the world’s poorest countries in a charity created by local ladies.”

l For tickets, priced £10 (including refreshments), call the Ticket Hotline on 01298 77947.

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