A choral treat in store this afternoon!

A bit of choral music for Easter in Brownhills? You bet, but you’ll need to be quick – it’s on this afternoon!

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.


Douglas Birch MBE and Deryck Langford. Image by David Evans. 

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1 Response to A choral treat in store this afternoon!

  1. aerreg says:

    thanks for another lovely memory olivet to calvary the world of fine singing with voices of dough and rhylis the portsmouths seedhouses fryers excuse my bad spelling a world i was priverledge to sharealtough i was tone deaf myself a very very special moment still rings in my mind is the male voice singing comrades in arms i havnt heard it for years where are the baratones today sorry again if i boor you with my thoughts but you give me many happy moments god bless the wednesday singers power to your voices may they heard in brownhills for many years to come

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