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Spring into Song Charity Extravaganza

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SPRING INTO SONG – Ribble Valley Mayor Bridget Hilton, with Peter Riley and members of the Clitheroe Pop Choir.
Published Monday, 29 February 2016

The frontman of Europe’s No 1 western swing band takes to the stage in a charity extravaganza in Clitheroe on 24 March.

The Spring into Song concert will feature a wealth of local musical and poetic talent, including the sensational Peter Riley, lead vocalist of the Swing Commanders; the Clitheroe Pop Choir and rising star Scarlett Reynolds, 16, of Clitheroe, whose voice has been likened to famed Lancashire contralto Kathleen Ferrier

The Clitheroe Pop Choir, launched in 2010 by Clitheroe singer and voice coach Susan Sykora, has 65 regular members aged 18 to 70 performing pop, rock, gospel and Motown standards, and has been featured extensively on television and radio.

The concert will also feature poets Jo Harding of Clitheroe Books and Maureen Fenton, who is a published poet and Ribble Valley councillor, and singer-guitarist Kitty Riley, 17, of Clitheroe.

The event, at 7.30pm on Thursday, 24 March, in the Ribble Valley Civic Suite in Church Street, Clitheroe, is in aid of Ribble Valley Mayor Bridget Hilton’s chosen charities, Dementia Care and Macmillan Cancer Support.

Councillor Hilton said: “Peter Riley normally performs with the Swing Commanders on major European stages, so to see him in the intimate setting of the civic suite is a real treat.

“Added to that will be the fabulous Clitheroe Pop Choir, which has a huge following, and rising star Scarlett Reynolds.

“There is a wealth of musical talent in Ribble Valley and I am inviting local residents to join me for what promises to be a fantastic night in aid of two extremely worthy causes.”

Tickets priced £8, which includes an interval drink, are available from Olwen Heap at Ribble Valley Borough Council on 414408.

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