Singers rehearsing for annual concert

SOME 110 singers from Eastbourne College Choral Society have been rehearsing since January for their annual choral concert in St Saviour’s Church on May 1 (7.30pm).

The main work is Puccini’s Messa di Gloria. The Eastbourne Symphony Orchestra will accompany and will also play Weber’s Jubilee Overture which ends with the rousing sound of the National Anthem to help celebrate the Royal Wedding.

The programme also includes Parry’s Hear My Words, Ye People and Bizet’s Pearl Fishers’ Duet.

The 60-piece orchestra will be conducted by Graham Jones and led by Lisa Wigmore. The soloists are Martin Elliott, College Head of Vocal Studies, and former College pupil Andrew Wicks.

Tickets (£14 with concessions) from or 452255).

This concert is part of the Eastbourne Festival.