Autumn concert by Choral Union

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The Brechin and District Choral Union’s autumn concert will take place in St Andrew’s Church at 3.30 p.m. on Sunday, September 29.

During the choir’s life span, of more than 10 years, a distinct pattern for the programmes has evolved – a patter familiar to those who attend regularly.

The choir members know that this core of constant supporters is part of the reason for their continuing existence, as important to them as their please in singing together.

The programme for this concert which is, as ever, just about an hour long, includes four anthems, two sea songs – one just a bit cheeky – two pieces by modern American composers, especially written for community choirs, and a medley of favourite hymns as well as two brief interludes for the spoken work in the form of poetry.

One thing missing from the usual pattern is the recorder group, as many of the group are off on a variety of travels.

At the close of the performance, there is time for a cup of tea, a biscuit and a chat.

There is no charge for admission, but there is a collecting plate at the door and these donations have, in the past, brought in enough money to cover the cost of sheet music which, much like everything else these days, moves in an upward direction.

The Choral Union is conducted by Bernard Liddiard and the accompanist is David Vernon.