Chesterfield Co-operative Choral Society celebrates 80 years
It’s a big year for a local choir as they celebrate 80 years of music-making in the town with two big concerts.
On Saturday 27th May, Chesterfield Co-operative Choral Society are performing Faure’s Requiem and the Choral Suite from Karl Jenkin’s The Armed Man at Saint John’s Church, Walton. Later in the year, on Saturday 25th November, they will undertake a performance of Handel’s Messiah accompanied by chamber orchestra at Saint Thomas’s Church, Brampton. Both concerts feature local and other professional soloists.
Musical Director Adam Green will be leading the choir through these performances and at a free concert at Chesterfield Library on Saturday 6th May at 11.45am. “It’s a great privilege to be conducting these anniversary concerts and sharing them with our audiences – we’re building on years of local history and hopefully there will be many more to come!”
The choir was formed as the Chesterfield Labour Choir in 1937 changing its name to the Chesterfield Co-operative Mixed Voice Choir in 1940 when they accepted support from the Co-operative Education Department, and began rehearsing in the Co-op building on Elder Way.
If you are interested in joining the choir or attending the concerts, details and tickets can be obtained from www.chesterfieldchoir.com