The return of the Pershore Town Choir sees the festival off to a flying start
A SENDING start to the Festival of Flowers in the Lenches was on the program as the Pershore Town Choir performed their first post-pandemic concert.
Singing in Church Lench, the choir gave a vibrant start to the annual celebration which this year paid tribute to Her Majesty The Queen’s 70th Platinum Jubilee.
Led by Music Director David Barclay, the choir sang favorite old songs like “Cherry Ripe” and “Down by the Sally Gardens” and modern classics like Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” and “The Lord is my Shepherd” made famous by The Vicar of Dibley. .
The choir had to disband for 18 months during the pandemic and was only able to come together to rehearse 12 months ago.
Now back in full swing and based at Pershore Abbey, they look forward to contributing once again to the music scene in Pershore and the surrounding villages.
Mr Barclay said: “It’s just wonderful that the choir can sing again – they have been with Pershore for over 15 years.
“It’s been a long time to recover from the pandemic, but now we’re ready to play for City again.”
The choir rehearses at Pershore Abbey on Wednesday evenings and welcomes new members.
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