MedinacommchoirThe award-winning Medina Community Choir will be giving its final 2 concerts of their Summer season at the end of July before heading on another tour of France.

On Saturday 30th July at 19:30 the choir will perform at Newport Minster and then on Sunday 31st July at 15:00 at St Catherine’s Church, Ventnor, before they begin their 6th tour to the Loire valley in France –  where they have been booked to sing at Le Mans cathedral, among other prestigious venues.

Choir director Hannah Brear said:

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“The Choir have been working hard, brushing up their gospel classics like ‘O Happy Day’ that are huge hits for audiences both here and overseas, but we’ve also added more contemporary numbers and iconic pieces from musicals like The Lion King and Dear Evan Hansen which celebrate life, hope, faith and love – key gospel themes.

“The choir has never sounded better and after improvising through the COVID-19 years with on-line rehearsals, outside rehearsals and social distancing, it’s great to get back to singing together again. The joy is clear to see and hear. We think it’s going to be one of our most powerful and inspirational concerts to date.

“The concert is jam-packed with inspirational and uplifting gospel showstoppers, solos, duets and ensemble pieces, all stunningly accompanied by a stellar crew of musicians featuring James Longford on piano, Jon Thorne on double bass, JC and Kathy Grimshaw on guitar and violin, respectively.“

Tickets are available priced at only £7 each on the events page of the choir website at An impressive raffle and refreshments will be available to help raise money for the choir and choir equipment.

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