Brechin and district choral union

For more than 10 years now, the Brechin and District Choral Union has held a Spring Concert and this year is no exception.

The concert will be held in St. Andrew’s Church at 3.30 p.m. on Palm Sunday, which falls on April 13. The first part the programme will be devoted to the theme of Eastertide with a selection of sacred music from the extensive range of music composed over the centuries for this highlight of the Christian year.

The second part consists of a group of national songs representing each part of the United Kingdom and, from across the Atlantic, two American songs. Over the years, the choir has discovered that not all good choral music is European and that modern composers from the USA and Canada can provide them with the type of music that suits them admirably.

It has become a tradition that the final item in the hour long performance is a selection of popular hymn tunes arranged by conductor, Bernard Liddiard. The accompanist for the afternoon is David Vernon and there will be, as well, instrumental interludes and short poetry readings.

At the close of the performance, choir and audience gather at the back of the church for tea, biscuits and conversation. As usual, there is no charge for admission, but there is always a collecting plate at the door on the way in for donations.