Get in tune for exciting year with town choral society

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A community music project, which earlier this year received a Big Lottery grant of almost £8,000, gets under way next week.

A free open rehearsal will take place in Market Rasen Primary School next Tuesday, January 6, at 7.30pm.

And Market Rasen & District Choral Society is inviting any adult who wants to be involved to ‘Come and Sing Zimbe’.

First premiered in 2008, Zimbe! by Alexander L’Estrange has been performed in the USA, Canada, Australia and Kenya.

The work combines adult SATB choir, unison children’s choir and a jazz quintet fusing two distinct musical styles, African song and jazz.

And Alexander will be leading the rehearsal on January 6 to introduce everyone to the music.

Thirteen schools will also be taking part in the project, which will be performed on Saturday May 9, conducted by Alexander, accompanied by his Jazz Quintet.