As Britain prepares to bow out of Europe, local choir CARNEGIE SINGERS is preparing to renew its friendship with German counterparts in Selm during February half term, as part of its 45th anniversary season.
CARNEGIE SINGERS was one of the first musical groups to visit Workington’s twin town Selm and there have been several subsequent visits to and fro. This 2019 trip is doubly significant as it marks not just the choir’s anniversary but also the 25th anniversary of the town twinning and a separate party from Workington will be in Selm at the same time to celebrate that connection.
CARNEGIE SINGERS will be joined for the visit by other local singers and musicians. Stephen Hunter-Brown, their regular musical director, will conduct and Scott Miller will be their accompanist. The Liederbruecke choir of Selm are their hosts and the two choirs will perform a concert on the Friday of the visit, singing some joint items in both languages.
So whatever the political situation, the bonds between Workington and Selm will be strengthened further through friendship, hospitality and music.
Prior to their departure on the 19th, CARNEGIE SINGERS will join the choir of St Paul’s Seaton and soloists for a charity concert at 6.30pm on Sunday February 17th at St Paul’s. This is in support of the vicar, Ian Grainger’s, fundraising for Diabetes UK, Dementia UK, and the churches of St Paul’s and Camerton.