Leighton Buzzard singers perform classical masterpieces

Leighton Buzzard Festival Singers in concert
Leighton Buzzard Festival Singers in concert

The Leighton Buzzard Festival Singers will join forces with three other choirs in Bedfordshire for a musical extravaganza.

They perform alongside The Biggleswade and District Choral Society, St Mary’s Singers in Potton and the East Bedfordshire Chamber Orchestra to play Puccini’s Messa di Gloria and Parry’s Blest Pair of Sirens.

The concert, which will be held at King’s House, Bedford, at 7.30pm on Saturday, April 1, will also feature Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony and Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture (Fingal’s Cave).

Messa di Gloria was composed by Giacomo Puccini as his graduation exercise from the Istituto Musciale Pacini when he was in his early 20s and was first performed in July 1880.

It is not the first time that the three choirs have combined to perform. In March 2015, they joined forces at the same venue to present Brahms’s Deutsches Requiem.

Tickets, priced at £15 for adults and £6 for 16s and under, can be obtained by calling Val Whiteley on 01767 601877 or by visiting www.stmaryssingerspotton.org.uk/programme2016-2017/