New choir to explore peace

A NEW local choir has been established ahead of its first concert later this month which will reflect the theme of ‘peace’.

The chamber choir will perform at St Columba’s Church in Lerwick on 21 September from 7.30pm.

The show will take place on the International Day of Peace and it will include choral music by Elgar, Palestrina, Mendelssohn, John Tavener and Ola Gjeilo.

It will also acknowledge that it is one hundred years since the Armistice and the end of World War One.

Music director Peter Davis said the choir will perform music not often heard in Shetland.

“It’s really a project to get some voices together to sing pieces often in more than the usual four parts and explore a repertoire that stretches from the renaissance up to the present day,” he said.

“There will be much that is unfamiliar and it’s an opportunity to challenge the singers too!”