This is late news just in, but those readers who enjoy choral music can catch a great performance this very afternoon (Wednesday 12th April 2017) at Silver Street Methodist Church in Brownhills.
The performance is by Brownhills’ very own Wednesday Singers, who readers may recall have a remarkable pedigree, and this is a great chance to catch them in action from 2:45pm performing the following:
Olivet to Calvary
A Sacred Cantata
Recalling some of the incidents in the last days of the Saviour’s life on earth.
For two solo voices (tenor and Baritone) and chorus and interspersed with hymns to be sung by the congregation.
The words written and arranged by Shapcott Wensley (1854 – 1917)
The music composed by John H. Maunder (1858 – 1920)
David Evans has charted the Choral Society from which the Wednesday Singers sprung from its very beginning, and also through the years of George Fullelove. Along the way, railway expert and chorister Ian Pell also turned up some great material. This is all part of a complex and surprising musical culture in Brownhills, both in the classical tradition and the more modern sense – it’s very satisfying to see that tradition continue with the Wednesday Singers.