Handel’s Messiah raises roof for 53rd annual performance in Uppermill

A WONDERFUL performance of Handel’s Messiah filled the Civic Hall in Uppermill to the rafters.

The Saddleworth Male Voice Choir and Musical Director Dorian Kelly with augmented ladies chorus, soloists from the RNCM and the Pennine Orchestra, leader Donald Clarke, presented their 53rd consecutive performance.

The audience, who filled out the hall to capacity, enjoyed a wonderful and uplifting evening of music.

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The Messiah chorus joined on the platform by Civic Dignitaries and invited guests
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Dignitaries: (back row) Malcolm Hill, Choir President; Rt Rev Mark Davies Bishop of Middleton; Dorian Kelly MD of SMVC; The Mayor, Councillor Ateeque Ur-Rehman; Chairman of Saddleworth Parish Council Councillor Neil Allsopp; SMVC Chairman John Watts; Choir Steward John Broadbent, (front row) the Chairman’s Lady Carol Allsopp; the Mayoress Yasmin Toor; Margaret Hill; and Youth Mayor Miss Saskia Edwards


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