Portsmouth church to host night of Irish-themed music

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IRISH lovers are being urged to show off their singing skills on St Patrick’s Day.

Portsmouth Light Orchestra will put on an evening of Irish-themed music at The Church of the Resurrection, in Penrhyn Avenue, Cosham on Saturday.

The orchestra, which is made up of former marines and residents of all ages, is holding the event in aid of The Drayton Centre, in Havant Road, Drayton.

Some of the pieces that will be performed by the amateur group include Le Cheval de Bronze and Petite Suite de Concert.

Dave Briggs, chairman of The Drayton Centre, which is 90 years old, said: ‘It will be a great family night out.

‘Portsmouth Light Orchestra is full of aspiring musicians.’

The orchestra’s new flute choir will perform in public for the first time at the event, which starts at 7.30pm.

Mr Briggs said: ‘It would be very nice to see 150 or even 200 people showing up on the night.

‘This event has done well in the past, and hopefully it will again.

‘We are very grateful that the money is being raised for us.’

Tickets cost £5 for adults and children under 15 get in for free.

Biscuits and coffee will be served during the evening.

For more information contact Mr Briggs on (023) 9237 6266.