Musical masterpiece Ahoy! to be performed for the first time

Rehearsals for Ahoy!
Rehearsals for Ahoy!
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A choir of more than 400 people, with members from seven to 70 years old, will perform the world premiere of a new work that tells the story of the Mary Rose through song.

Ahoy! will be performed at the Portsmouth Guildhall on Monday June 24. It is part of this summer’s Portsmouth Festivities and is one of the main attractions for the launch of the new museum.

Comedy actor from Mock The Week and Outnumbered, Hugh Dennis, will present the show and introduce the story.

Choirs from local schools will be taking part including St Jude’s, St George’s, Castle Primary and the junior and senior choirs from Portsmouth Grammar School. The young singers will also join forces with the Portsmouth Festival Choir and the PGS Community Choir.

Ahoy! has been specially commissioned for the Portsmouth Festivities and is the work of composer Alexander L’Estrange.

For more information or to book tickets go to portsmouthfestivities.co.uk.