Aquarius Singers return with a new director

Bury St Edmunds-based local ladies’ choir, the Aquarius Singers, will be performing their first concert with a new music director on Sunday, July 10, at the town’s Trinity Methodist Church.

Nicholas Sheehan (pictured above) joined the choir, founded by Gill Gane in 1999, in February this year as its first male music director.

A Lent concert planned for April had to be cancelled due to the increased number of Covid-19 infections, so this will be their first public performance together.

The programme he has chosen includes a number of pieces on the theme of music itself, a celebration of how music can lift us all, especially now the singers can again sing together in person and perform to an audience. The programme also features favourites from the Aquarius repertoire.

He said: “I am delighted to have stepped into the role of musical director for the Aquarius Singers. I am loving the opportunity to work with a new group of passionate and dedicated singers.”

The concert starts at 7pm, and tickets are £8, available on the door or in advance from Balaam’s Music, in Risbygate Street.

There will be a raffle to raise funds for the Bury Drop In Centre, which is based at the church. The choir will also be performing in the Abbey Gardens at the Abbey 1000 Picnic in the Park on Saturday, July 16.

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