Saturday, 20 August 2022

Solomon at St Mary’s to aid riding charity

TICKETS are still on sale for a charity concert at St Mary’s Church in aid of

TICKETS are still on sale for a charity concert at St Mary’s Church in aid of Wyfold Group Riding for the Disabled.

Aliquando Chamber Choir will be bringing the full drama of Handel’s

to life at the Hart Street venue on Saturday, November 14.

Backed by a double choir, orchestra and pianist Anita D’Attelis, leading soprano Patricia Rozario OBE sings the role of the Queen of Sheba and countertenor Timothy Morgan is Solomon.

The oratorio sees Solomon’s wisdom put to the test by two harlots — played by Meryl Davies and Helen Withers — fighting over a baby.

Wyfold Group Riding for the Disabled is an independent charity providing horse riding facilities for people with physical or mental disabilities in the South Oxfordshire and Reading areas. For those unable to ride, carriage driving is also available.

A spokesman for the Aliquando Chamber Choir said: “We are proud to be working with the Wyfold RDA this year and to be associated with the wonderful team of trustees and volunteers. Their horses and ponies provide therapy and fun.

“We know singing is just as good for our wellbeing — so it would seem we are a perfect team working together to make this concert a very special experience for everyone.”

The spokesman added: “We are incredibly grateful that Higgs Printing and Office Supplies have offered to be the main point of call for our ticket sales. It helps tremendously to spread the word that our main intention is to fill the church for Wyfold RDA while giving our audience a first class evening’s entertainment.”

The concert starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are £16 for unreserved seating, available from Wyfold RDA or over the counter from Higgs’ shop at 1 Station Road, Henley.

For reserved seating at £20, call Aliquando on (01491) 578238 to book.

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