Choral Creation brings acclaimed conductor to Rasen

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Market Rasen Choral Society has had a busy festive season, but the ambitious group takes a major initiative into 2014.

The choir has announced they are bringing to the area David Lawrence, one of Britain’s most acclaimed conductors.

Their next performance will be Haydn’s Creation in De Aston Sports Hall on Saturday May 10.

And on Saturday April 12,David Lawrence will lead a workshop on the work.

David Lawrence is one of the UK’s most versatile conductors, working with orchestras, symphony choruses and national youth choirs.

He currently holds the Guinness World Record for conducting the UK’s largest choir - 6,846 singers. David’s work has taken him to Singapore, Colombia, Canada, the United States, India and throughout Europe.

Since 2005, he has also worked regularly in Australia.

His positive and engaging manner makes him a popular guest conductor, and he is also an experienced trainer of choral conductors.

David has adjudicated at international choral festivals as well as for the BBC Choir of the Year and Young Musician of the Year competitions. He conducts for BBC Television’s ‘Songs of Praise’ and directed ‘The People’s Chorus’ for BBC Four.

Market Rasen Choral Society begins rehearsals for their performance of Creation this coming Tuesday, January 14.

As always, new members of all ages will be very welcome.

Just turn up to the rehearsal in Market Rasen Primary School at 7.30pm.

Alternatively, call Midge Thomas on 01652 678365 or visit www.music-link.org/soc-org/market-rasen-cs.html for more details.