Keynsham Singers to end 22-year run on a high note
Published on: 08 Mar 2013
Singers to end 22-year run on a high note
A choir which has entertained audiences for 22 years will be bowing out this year with a series of farewell concerts.
The Keynsham Singers, made up of former Keynsham Light Opera Group members and friends, will be disbanding after conductor Ron Kent and pianist Ted Cox retire. The group will now perform four farewell shows, with the final performance in Keynsham on April 4, and will showcase their wide-ranging repertoire with songs from Les Miserables, Fiddler on the Roof, The Sound of Music, HMS Pinafore, The Mikado and more.
Heather Thomas, a member of the choir, said: “Keynsham Singers are disbanding due to a number of reasons but mainly because their long-standing conductor Ron Kent and pianist Ted Cox have decided to retire. Also, the choir wanted to leave on a high with a programme that reflects the many years they have performed together.
“It will be a very sad day on April 4 when the last performance takes place at the Victoria Methodist Church, Keynsham but also a great opportunity to celebrate the making of music together and being part of the Keynsham Singer family".
The Keynsham Singers will be performing at Longwell Green Community Centre, Shellards Road on Saturday, March 9, at 7.30pm, tickets £7 on the door. Money raised will be donated to the Bristol branch of the Huntington’s Disease Association to support HD families in the Bristol and Bath areas.
The Singers will also be performing at Stoke St Michael Parish Church on Thursday, March 14; Box Methodist Church, on Saturday, March 16; and finally at Victoria Methodist Church, Keynsham, on Thursday, April 4.