Choral society’s 80th anniversary concerts

Chesterfield Co-operative Choral Society.
Chesterfield Co-operative Choral Society.

Chesterfield Co-operative Choral Society is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year.

The society will stage a free concert at Chesterfield Library on May 6 at 11.45am.

This will be followed by a performance at St John’s Church, Walton, on May 27 at 7.30pm when the society will sing Faure’s Requiem and the Choral Suite from Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man.

Later in the year, on November 25, the society will perform Handel’s Messiah accompanied by chamber orchestra at Saint Thomas’s Church, Brampton.

Musical Director Adam Green will be leading the choir through these performance. He said: “It’s a great privilege to be conducting these anniversary concerts and sharing them with our audiences – we’re building on years of local history and hopefully there will be many more to come!”

The choir was formed as the Chesterfield Labour Choir in 1937 changing its name to the Chesterfield Co-operative Mixed Voice Choir in 1940 when they accepted support from the Co-operative Education Department, and began rehearsing in the Co-op building on Elder Way.

If you are interested in joining the choir or attending the concerts, details and tickets can be obtained from www.chesterfieldchoir.com