The Carnegie Singers will celebrate this Spring the choir's history in their 45th
Anniversary Concert when they take to the stage at the Theatre Royal in
Workington on Saturday 27th April.
Their programme includes many of the choirs favourites past and present, featuring the music of Antonio Vivaldi, John Rutter, Irving Berlin and George Gershwin with renowned local Tenor Antony McGuckin as Guest Soloist, who follows in the footsteps of his professional sister Kathryn who was a guest soloist on their 40th anniversary Concert. Additional solo and duet work will feature current choir members Jean Dakers and Glynis Holliday together with resident accompanist Scott Miller and the Etoile String Quartet providing orchestral support.
The longevity of the choir is attributed to the vision of founder Musical Director Gerald Gillett continued by the current resident Conductor Stephen Hunter Brown, who took over the baton almost 30 years ago, their musical direction and support of members past and present over forty five years has culminated in the respect and high esteem in which the choir is currently awarded, and are proud to say still includes three founder members who will be singing in the Anniversary Concert---unquestionable loyalty.
Celebrations commenced in February when many choir members travelled to Selm in Germany to perform as part of the Twinning Association which celebrated its 25 years history twinned with Workington, and to fanfare their 45th Anniversary Year Carnegie Singers for their final concert of the season will host a “Festival of Choirs” to be presented in the Carnegie Theatre on Saturday 29th June and brings together the Castlegate Singers from Cockermouth, Flimby Male voice Choir, a youth group from Workington “Young Harmony”and St Paul's Seaton Church Choir ---tickets for this concert are on sale from the Carnegie Theatre Box Office or online, tickets for the Anniversary Concert are also available from the Carnegie Box office, the Theatre Royal, Billy Bowman’s Music Shop or any Choir Member.
This community choir of mixed voices endeavour to maintain their unique musical offering to be enjoyed by future members and audiences alike----“SINGING FOR YOUR PLEASURE IS THEIR PLEASURE”