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A specially commissioned piece of choral music will get its live premier next week in Cumbria.
The Easter Anthem Love’s Young King was commissioned by the BBC as part of their Easter Passion project and choirs across the UK have registered on the Radio Four page of the BBC website to download the music and take part in the nationwide singing event.
The community choir set up by musician Barbara Gilbertson in 2007 is open to anyone regardless of their musical ability or age. They were invited to singing live on BBC Radio Cumbria’s Sunday Breakfast Show with Richard Corrie to help launch collaboration between Radio 4, BBC Religion, Radio Drama and BBC Local Radio - The People’s Passion – Sing it with Passion.
Middle Eden Voices Choir are one of only two choirs in Cumbria to take part. Now they will be the first to give a live public performance on Wednesday, March 28 at an informal concert at their rehearsal venue, Long Marton Community Primary School near Appleby.
The concert will begin at 6.30pm and is the first opportunity for people to hear the choir sing the new piece as part of a fundraising concert in aid of the school, who kindly allow the singers to use their facilities every week during term time for rehearsals.
Barbara said: “It is a very challenging piece, and everyone has worked very hard on this, and we are delighted to have reached the stage where we are ready to perform Easter Anthem to an audience. We will also be including a number of other new pieces in the programme.
“We wanted to say thank you to Long Marton school for providing an excellent venue for our rehearsals, and decided this was a great opportunity to hold a special concert to feature Easter Anthem.”
More information about Middle Eden Voice Choir is available on their website More details about the choir are now available on their website www.middleedenvoices.webs.com , their facebook page and they can be followed on Twitter @middleedenvoice.
Middle Eden Voices Choir at the launch of the People’s Passion in the Radio Cumbria studio