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Severn Singers to perform for the last time

By Dominic Robertson | Music | Published:

After 40 years of entertaining audiences only one performance remains for the Severn Singers.

Members of Severn Singers who have one last show to go before they stop singing and close down

The Bridgnorth group announced last month that its final concert would take place on June 22.

Gearing up for the final curtain the singers performed their penultimate concert at St Peter and St Paul Church, Tasley, on Saturday evening.

As well as entertaining audiences for more than four decades the group has also proved a dedicated fundraising team, raising more than £40,000 for charity.

The final concert will take place at the Baptist Church in Bridgnorth, and will be raising money for Save the Children and the Severn Hospice.

David Carr, of the Severn Singers, said he hoped that people would come out to support the group's farewell.

He said: "Our final concert is to be given on June 22, in the Baptist Church in Bridgnorth, it is a free concert where we simply invite the audience to make a donation to Save the Children and the Severn Hospice. We do hope that people will come and support us and share the pleasure which we have derived down all the years."

Mr Carr said the group began life as a barbershop quartet but was soon enlarged in to a four part choir.

He said: "Out repertoire has grown and has now extended to about 400 pieces. We sing in all sorts of styles – madrigals, sacred music, song from shows, the Beatles, Abba and various other pop artists, Gershwin, Handel Mozart, the much loved John Rutter, and the occasional original piece. Many are presented with a touch of humour both in the introductions and in the performance."

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