Chesterfield choir kicks of its 50th anniversary

The Chesterfield Philharmonic Choir kicks off its 50th Golden Anniversary Concert Season with “Music of War and Peace” at the Church of St Mary and All Saints, Chesterfield (The Crooked Spire) on November 5 starting at 3pm.

With music commemorating events, it includes music by Karl Jenkins, including For The Fallen and excerpts from The Armed Man Suite, Mealor’s Wherever You Are” (as sun by  The Military Wives’ Choir with Gareth Malone) and to include well-known songs from WW1 and local stories and home-grown readings, read by Chesterfield’s Mayor, Councillor Steve Brunt.

Special guest Jonathan Scott, a regular of Radio 2’s The Organist Entertains, will be accompanying and playing solo, including the highly popular Nimrod by Elgar, and the concert is conducted by Conductor, Steven Roberts.

Tickets: Adult £12 OAP & concessions £10, Unemployed and children aged 16 years and under £5; family tickets (two adults and up to three children) £30.

Special season tickets are available and cover the whole season of four concerts, and are adults £34, concessions £29, children £15 and family tickets £85.

Tickets are available from Chesterfield Tourist Information Centre on 01246 345777, through choir members or on line at (subject to a 10% handling fee)

People are welcome to attend and listen during the morning rehearsal, if they wish.