A LOCAL folk music duo will perform in their first concert since the pandemic began in Tavistock next week alongside their newly formed folk choir.
The band, called Suthering, will perform at Tavistock United Reformed Church on December 17 and will be joined by the 45 members of the Wheelhouse Folk Choir, which they created just before covid.
Band members Heg and Julu said, “The choir has stayed with us throughout the pandemic for the online zoom rehearsals and so this concert is a huge achievement for such a new choir given the hurdles we have. been faced to continue. “
The performance will feature a cappella music and audience members will be treated to hot apple juice and tarts in line with the holiday season.
All proceeds from the concert will go to the local refugee charity West Devon Safe Haven, which helps Syrian refugee families settle in West Devon.
Heg and Julu, from Bristol, are touring nationally but moved to their new base in Tavistock in 2019 and lead community groups across Devon including a second choir, called Great Sea Choir, based in Plymouth.
“Our choirs sing at a very high standard, we train them in singing techniques and they perform at professional events,” the group said.
“Our philosophy is to teach our choir members that they can accomplish anything with the right tools and therefore the level is amazing.
“It brings great joy to see our singers flourish, from nervous newcomers to accomplished singers. “
The Wheelhouse Folk Choir will back Suthering again in February when the band release their debut album at The Wharf in Tavistock.
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