Choir holds its spring concert at church

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.

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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.

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