Whittlesford Community Gospel Choir to sing at Ickleton Village Hall

PUBLISHED: 18:17 20 June 2017 | UPDATED: 18:17 20 June 2017

Whittlesford Gospel Choir

Whittlesford Gospel Choir

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Whittlesford Community Gospel Choir, contestants in the BBC Choir of the Year Competition, will be singing at Ickleton Village Hall on Saturday, July 1.

The choir, directed by Tina Brooks, has been going for some 12 years and has over 60 members. from from all over the countyour County. Directed by the World Famous Tina Brooks.

Tina Founded the choir 2005. She is a conductor, composer, arranger, teacher, singer, pianist and ethnomusicologist. Tina has conducted Gospel Singing Workshops internationally and nationally, ranging from the South Bank Centre, London, to the A1 Bustan Festival in Lebanon. Locally she has led workshops at The Perse Girls School in Cambridge, School Days at Ely Cathedral, Sawston Music Festival, Hills Road Sixth Form College and Cottenham Theatre Group.

Tina has sung with opera singer Jessye Norman and trumpeter Wynton Marsalis. She spent eight years as music director of the award-winning London Adventist Chorale.

She sang with them at the Proms at the Palace during The Queen’s Jubilee Year and has conducted at Wembley Arena and Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Sydney Opera House and Blenheim Palace.

Her compositions and arrangements have been broadcast on BBC TV and Radio. Her most definitive work to date is the Freedom Suite written and arranged for the internationally acclaimed Black Voices, a five-piece female a capella ensemble. Tina is also the founder of Music 4 Life String Ensemble, a string orchestra for children and young people.

7.30pm, tickets, £8 adults, £5 children and concessions from adcticketin.com or from Costcutter shop in Ickleton.

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