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Capel Choral Society: A successful Festival!

Capel Choral Society had a very successful day at the Leith Hill Music Festival on 14th April. The small choir, about half the size of some of its competitors in the morning competitions achieved two second places, one of them in the Full Chorus Class. Very complimentary reports were received from the adjudicators, and some resounding applause from the audience which consisted mainly of signers from the other choirs.

On the Sunday after the Festival a reception was held to bid farewell to its outgoing Festival conductor, Brian Kay. Presentations were made to Brian in presence of signers from all the choirs, and his predecessor Bill Llewellyn and successor Jonathan Wilcox.

Buoyed bu its success at the Festival, the Capel Choral society is now rehearsing for its summer concert, in Capel Memorial Hall. The concert is entitled Encore!, which reflects both the title of the book of songs from which some of the programme is taken, and the fact that some of the songs have been performed by the Choir before, but in most cases not for several years. The event is on Saturday 25th June starting at 7pm, and will take the form of Capel Choral’s popular ‘supper concert’ so the ticket price of £7.50 will include a buffet meal.

You can order tickets through Capel Choral Society’s Ticket Secretary. Yvonne Almond -contact her on 01403 269884 or email

For more information about Capel Choral Society and how to join, contact the Secretary Ian Moir at see also the choir’s website

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