Winscombe choir set to appear on TV as part of St Patrick’s Day celebration
- Credit: Rachel Mason
The non-audition choir group will appear on channel PBS and online in a St Patrick’s Day celebration.
A community choir in Winscombe is set to be broadcast on TV after headlining a concert, in Ireland.
Appearing on Irish television and online, March 17, Winscombe Community Singers will feature in a St Patrick’s Day celebration.
The North Somerset singers travelled to Armagh, Ireland for the performance at St Patrick’s Catholic Cathedral on March 7.
The choir’s musical director, Rachel Mason said: “Being invited to take part in such a prestigious event was such an honour, especially for a non-auditioned choir from a little village in Somerset.”
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The choir has previously performed at The Royal Albery Hall, twice, as well as overseas at Carnegie Hall, New York on two occasions and Disneyland Paris.
Rachel added: “To be recognised by international concert organisers as being talented enough to sing alongside professional groups and headline the concert means a lot to us all.
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“It’s a big confidence boost to the choir members and has put Winscombe on the musical map!”
Simon Page, one of the tenors in the choir, said :“performing for a televised concert was wonderful but nerve-wracking so we’re so glad to have Rachel conducting us to make us feel confident and comfortable.”