The Lydian Choir

Saturday 6 July 7.30pm
St Mary’s Church, Burgate

The Lydian Choir, a four part (SATB) adult choir, began life in 1975 in Scunthorpe. It was created by Charles Edmondson, who was the conductor for many years. Singers are drawn predominantly from the Scunthorpe area. In recent years, the choir has forged some international links, with three trips to the French Alps and a trip to Southern Spain. This is, essentially, a choir of friends who enjoy getting together on Sunday evenings once a fortnight to rehearse and giving several concerts annually. The choir totals about 40 singers. For the last 20 years, the choir has been conducted by Susan Hollingworth. The repertoire of the choir is varied and this is reflected in most of the concert programmes, which often begin with sacred music and end with something amusing. In between, there may be folk songs, spirituals, perhaps a few madrigals. The choir normally sings unaccompanied. There are a number of good soloists in the Lydian Choir, both vocally and on a variety of instruments.