Choir holds its spring concert at church

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A PHILHARMONIC choir delighted audiences last Saturday at its annual spring concert.

The 50-piece community based Fareham Philharmonic Choir has been singing choral music for over 100 years and performs at various intervals throughout the year.

The choir, alongside a 10-piece local orchestra performed Dixit Dominus by Handel and Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, under the musical direction of Colin Davey, at the Church of St Peter and St Paul in Fareham.

The event was well supported, with more than 120 people attending including the mayor and mayoress of Fareham.

Jonathan Sayer, secretary for the choir, said: ‘We had a wonderful event, had a good audience that turned up and they were very appreciative.

‘The music was well sung and we had a good orchestra accompanying us. The church was in a delightful state, with flowers, and it was thoroughly enjoyed by all.’

The choir rehearses every Monday at 7.30pm at the United Reformed Church in Osborn Road South, Fareham.