Gala concert for Peak choir

Kinder Children's Choir. Photo contributed.
Kinder Children's Choir. Photo contributed.
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AN INTERNATIONALLY-RENOWNED children’s choirs group will mark 20 years of success with two gala concerts.

The Kinder Children’s Choirs of the High Peak was set up in 1991 by former professional opera and concert singer Joyce Ellis, the current director. Named after Derbyshire landmark Kinder Scout, the organisation’s five choirs feature more than 100 choristers aged from seven to 18.

They have performed at major competitions and festivals throughout the UK and internationally, and have twice won the coveted Llangollen International Eisteddfod contest held annually in Wales.

Joyce said: “Over 20 years the choirs have grown into an organisation of over 130 children; full of pride, tradition, family and team spirit. Members commit themselves wholeheartedly to attaining excellence and the achievements are substantial.”

Their first 20th anniversary concert will be held at Buxton Opera House on Saturday June 25 at 7.30pm, featuring 120 choristers, trainees and the ‘alumni’ choir performing everything from classics and pop to James Bond film themes.

Tickets, priced £13.50 and £15.50 (concessions available), are on sale through the Buxton Opera House box office on 0845 127 2190.

A second celebratory concert will be performed on Saturday October 8 at the Painted Hall at Chatsworth House, hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire in the presence of HRH Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy. Entry will be by invitation only.