The choir are delighted to be participating in a singing event being staged on July 11th to celebrate Much Wenlocks historic connection as the founding place of the modern Olympic Games. Eliza Carthy, a well known folk musician, is producing lyrics for four songs, based on traditional music, to be performed at four U.K. venues connected with the Olympics – Stoke Mandeville, Weymouth, Chipping Campden and Much Wenlock. The performance in the Priory at Much Wenlock will mark the annual Wenlock Olympian Games.
In preparation for the event the choir yesterday (Wednesday Apr 25th) joined Eliza at The Priory, Much Wenlock, and were filmed by BBC Midlands. Footage of the event has appeared since appeared on You Tube, courtesy of ‘Virtual Shropshire’.
BBC Radio Shropshire were also present and spoke to one of the choristers, Les Pinder, for the event. Les has a long association with the Wenlock Olympian Committee and has been a choir member for many years. Broadcasts of the interview have been aired on Radio Shropshire and televised footage of the choir has been shown on BBC ‘Midlands Today’.
Paste the following link into your browser to see the televised footage: www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10150666925931266 also www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10150666926351266 – to hear Eliza’s version of ‘Farmers Boy’, one of the songs that will be performed at the Priory in July.
If you would like a ticket for the ‘Welcome Song’ at the Priory on July 11th these are being marketed by Dartington, and the box office can be contacted on 01803847070. See www.welcomesongs.co.uk for further details.