Choir return for 19th summer

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THE only choir to have performed at South Cliff Methodist Church every summer for the last 18 years is back next Monday.

Ayton Ladies Choir, above, are “firmly established favourites” at the church, says promoter John Hastings.

The 36-strong singing group “always go down well with our audiences and have long been regarded by many as the leading ladies choir in the area, with an excellent and varied repertoire of music and readings,” John says.

“Our summer concert season would not be the same without them.”

Choir secretary Sandra Maddocks reveals that members are hoping their musical director Pat Almond will be well enough to conduct them.

Sandra explains: “Pat has been seriously ill in hospital but thankfully is now making a good recovery and we just hope she will be back in time for Monday’s show. If not we shall still give it our best shot and we love performing at South Cliff.”

The group, formed in the 1950s, will perform a mixture of show tunes, religious items and poems, accompanied by pianist Dinah Veall.

Monday’s show is due to start at 7.45pm.