Rye singers perform in London

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On  March 17, Rye members of the Wall of Sound Singing Ensemble, under their musical director, local resident Sandra Scott, joined London members of the choir in an evening of poetry, readings and songs at St Andrew’s Church, Holborn, to celebrate St Patrick’s Day.

The £50 a head ticket evening, in aid of the Ireland Fund of Great Britain, was compered by well-known Irish journalist Joe Lynam, and attended by the Irish Justice Minister and the Irish Ambassador to the UK.

The choir, decked in green, sang spotlit in a gallery above the two hundred plus attenders, and a rousing ovation, together with a few tears, followed their final song “Danny Boy”.

Two days later they returned to London, where the choir sang in the Royal Festival Hall, at the South Bank “Chorus” festival of song.

On June 18 the choir will be appearing at the Royal Hippodrome, Eastbourne, backing the highly successful vocal group “Blake” and with its own slot on the bill.

The choir, which practices locally on Thursday evenings, is on the look out for new members in Rye, especially just now for sopranos. Its repertoire ranges from classical to folk and through its harmonies, all created by Sandra, is developing its own distinctive sound.

Take a look at the Wall of Sound website and contact Sandra on 07533 207003.

Photo: Simon Redshaw

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