Concert will celebrate the Jubilee

THE sound of the Diamond Jubilee is on its way to Daventry.

A jubilee celebration concert is to be hosted by Daventry Choral Society on Saturday, March 24.

It will feature performances of music written for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II as well as previous monarchs.

Various composers’ work will be showcased at the event, including Handel’s Zadok the Priest, which was performed at the Queen’s own crowning in 1953.

The event will have a truly patriotic feel with even the composer Handel having made this country his home.

The well-known I Was Glad is also to be performed by the society as well as other work by the English composers Purcell and Parry.

The society, which started in 1990, has around 90 members and began rehearsals in January for the event which has been directed by conductor Nicholas Scott Burt and organist Adrian Moore.

They will be accompanied throughout the concert by the Orchestra da Camera, a UK-based chamber orchestra, who they have performed with before.

The event will take place at Holy Cross Church, Daventry, starting at 7.30pm.

Tickets are priced at £12 for a reserved ticket and £9 for unreserved. Students in full-time education can get a ticket for £1.

To purchase your tickets, phone 01327 872238 or 01327 876370.

Further information about the concert and the Daventry Choral Society is available on their website at www.daventrychoral.org.uk.