Songs for the organ appeal

PUBLISHED: 10:55 11 June 2008 | UPDATED: 21:55 15 June 2010

A leading choir from Bristol is set to sing for the Lyme Regis Organ Appeal.

A leading choir from Bristol is set to sing for the Lyme Regis Organ Appeal.

City of Bristol Choir, conducted by David Ogden, will perform popular choral music from around the world at St Michael's Church.

Made up of 60 adult singers, City of Bristol Choir has appeared on BBC television, singing on Songs of Praise, and performed with the world-famous City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra last June as part of the choir's Elgar Festival. As well as performing music by Monteverdi, Palestrina, Faure and Mozart, the choir will sing some new pieces by John Rutter and excerpts from David Ogden's Cabot Circus Cantata in a variety of languages ranging from Hungarian to Swahili.

St Michael's Church's Organ Appeal is fundraising to build a new organ from scratch in the town's church. The target is £285,000 and the appeal has raised £204,000 since it was launched in June, 2006.

Tickets for the concert, which begins at 7.30pm, on Saturday, June 21, are on sale from Lyme Regis TIC on (01297) 442138. Tickets are £10 for adults, £8 concessions and £2 for children.

David Ogden, the choir's conductor, works extensively with the Royal School of Church Music and with the BBC.

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