Kidderminster Choral Society’s Summer Singers performed a beautiful and moving concert in commemoration of the the Anniversary of The Great War.  In the wonderful riverside setting of Bewdley; on a very hot Summer’s day, they sang in St Anne’s Church.  The concert comprised works composed around that time, including part-songs, solos and a war-time medley, as well as poems and letters and even a slide show!  The solos were sung by the very talented Naomi Berry, who is an Alumni of our youth choir, Wyre Forest Young Voices.  The audience enjoyed the concert and everyone retired to Bewdley Rowing Club for a lovely sunset reception – a fitting end to the singing season for KCS.

The concert took place in St Anne’s Church, Bewdley and the singers dressed in patriotic red, white and blue

KCS Muscial Director Geoff Weaver and Soloist Naomi Berry

Wartime poems and Letters written to family at home were read as part of the event

KCS Summer Singers is a part of KCS and comprises a smaller group of singers who enjoy a lighter programme and are keen to sing into the Summer months.  Following on from the main singing season, the Summer Singers complements the main choral works, by performing in other venues whilst still maintaining the high standards of performance and song that are core to KCS.  The repertoire includes madrigals, musical theatre, folk songs, G&S and more.  KCS Summer Singers will return in 2019 with a concert of G&S in the beautiful venue of Great Witley Church.

Photos courtesy of Stephen Baird-Parker (SBP Imaging)