Final concert for Seaton Choral Society

PUBLISHED: 17:00 04 June 2019

The society will be performing for the last time on Saturday, June 8. Picture: Seaton Choral Society

The society will be performing for the last time on Saturday, June 8. Picture: Seaton Choral Society

Simon Tutty

Seaton Choral Society will be presenting its final concert on Saturday, June 8, before winding up its affairs.

Seaton Choral Society will be presenting two works when it performs its final concert.

And poetry forms the basis on which the pieces have been written.

The two works to be performed will be The Black Knight, by Edward Elgar, and Hiawatha's Wedding Feast, by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, with both pieces based on poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

A spokesman for the society said: "The society is to wind-up its activities and this last concert will be free entry as a token of gratitude for all the support received over the years.

"The concert will be directed by Leslie Baker and accompanied by Michèle Banting."

The spokesman explained the reasons behind the society closing.

She said: "The Society has not been able to attract a sufficient number of singers to perform the classic big choral works."

She also said finding enough volunteers with the right skills to run the charity had become increasingly difficult, as well as finding enough people to be trustees of the charity.

Seaton Choral Society started in 1999 on the closure of All Hallows Choral Society, which had been based at All Hallows School.

There will be no charge for entry for this final concert, which takes place on Saturday, June 8, at 7.30pm, in the Gateway, Fore Street, Seaton.

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