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Welcoming back Valerie Reid.

We’re delighted that our Co-President, Valerie Reid, will be singing with us at our concert on 10 November to commemorate the Armistice Centenary.

Valerie, a mezzo soprano, will sing the gorgeous Pie Jesu from DuruflĂ©’s Requiem. She says ‘This was one of the first pieces I learnt with my first teacher - Patricia MacMahon - at the Royal Scottish Academy. Although there is not a huge amount for the mezzo to sing it's the most beautifully written textural section of music in any requiem’.

While studying singing at the Academy in Glasgow, Valerie won the Governor’s Recital Prize, two Caird Scholarships and the John Noble Award which, with further support from the Friends of Covent Garden, enabled her to undertake a year’s study at the National Opera Studio in London.

She made her debut with English National Opera as Mercedes in the David Pountney production of Carmen, and this was followed by further appearances as 2nd Lady in Mozart’s The Magic Flut…
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Listen to the choir as we prepare for 'War and Peace'.

At a recent rehearsal we were visited by BBC Radio Suffolk, who recorded us as we prepared for our War and Peace concert in the Apex, Bury St Edmunds on Saturday 10 November at 7.30pm.

To hear us, go to our website and click on the links near the top of the home page.  You'll learn more about the work we put in to prepare for our concerts, and the fun we have doing it.