Noteworthy additions to Isle of Arts Festival

By a County Press reporter

Monday, March 31, 2014


Noteworthy additions to Isle of Arts Festival

Medina Community Choir will be at Isle of Arts.

ONE of the Isle of Wight’s most popular choirs is to perform at this year’s Isle of Arts Festival, organisers announced today (Monday).

The Medina Community Choir, led by musical director Hannah Brear, will appear at the Tenors UnLimited concert on Saturday, May 3, as well as performing in the town on Monday, May 5 as part of the Street Arts events taking place across Ventnor.

Also on the bill is the recently formed NHS Nightingales choir, made up of local NHS Trust staff members. The choir will join the Bournemouth Male Voice Camerata Choir for a concert at Ventnor’s Holy Trinity Church on bank holiday Monday afternoon, in aid of the church organ.

Festival organiser Philip Oxley said: "When we heard about the fundraising for repairs to the church organ, which dates back to 1865, we wanted to try to help so as part of the festival we have arranged this afternoon concert, which will be free to attend but will have a retiring collection to raise funds. It would be fantastic to see the church packed with people for this event and we are extremely grateful to both choirs for giving their services to this worthwhile cause."

The line-up already includes BBC gardening presenter Monty Don, comedian Rich Hall and poet Roger McGough.

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