The Walsingers – a new, ecumenical, classical music and liturgical choir for Walsingham – has its first rehearsal in the Church of the Annunciation, Friday Market, Walsingham, on Tuesday February 12, from 4:15-5:30pm.
The choir is un-auditioned with a small fee per rehearsal for waged adults and children 11-18 years and is led by Royal College of Music trained singer, Justin Harmer (pictured above), a parishioner in Walsingham.
“Our aim is to beautify the worshipping life of the churches in Walsingham and beyond, serving and building the wider community of North Norfolk,” said Justin. “The plan for our repertoire is to aim towards large scale oratorio performances as well as regular liturgical contribution to the churches in Walsingham and further afield.”
Justin is currently Acting Musical Director of Medici Choir, based in Holborn, London. He is an organist at St Mary’s RC Church Clapham and Director of Music at St Michael’s C of E Church Stockwell, as well as Artistic Director and founder of their annual Arts Festival. He moved to Norfolk in November, with his wife Charlotte and their young son.
Meanwhile, a concert by the Huddersfield Boys Choir, from the Diocese of Leeds Schools Singing Programme, will take place at Our Lady of Refuge Church in Cromer on Saturday February 16.
Lucy Appleyard is choral director and Daniel Justin is the organist for the concert which starts at 7.15pm. Entry is free and there will be a retiring collection in aid of the North Norfolk SVP temporarily homeless project.