Melsa Consort in concert for water charity

THE well-known Melsa Consort, conducted by David Wigley, will present a concert of choral music in St Mary’s Church, Beverley, on Friday October 12, at 7.30pm.

The event is being held in association with the Rotary Club of Holderness and will raise money for the charity WaterAid, which provides clean water for millions of the poorest people of the world.

The Melsa Consort has performed concerts for 40 years across East and North Yorkshire and has a strong following, due largely to its programmes which appeal to a wide range of people.

The programme for the Beverley concert will range from high Renaissance music of Monteverdi and Byrd, through Romantic music by Mendelssohn, Stanford and Brucker to modern arrangements of British Folk songs.

The programme will include Faure’s Cantique de Jean Racine and Cesar Franck’s Panis Angelicus, in which the organ accompaniment will be played by Colin Wright, former assistant organist at Beverley Minster. Colin will also perform two organ solos.

Tickets cost £8, including light refreshments available at the end of the concert.

They can be obtained from Beverley Tourist Information Centre, the Music Centre in Norwood, by ringing Geoff Phillips on (01482) 860944 or on the door on the night.