Radcliffe Ladies Choir from Nottinghamshire will be giving a concert in St Anne’s Cathedral at lunchtime on Saturday April 2.
Formed in September 1991 with just 14 members, the Radcliffe Ladies’ Choir has grown to a membership of 55 ladies from around the county whose ages range from early-20s to mid-80s.
The choir celebrates its 25th anniversary with a tour of Northern Ireland. Musical Director Alex Patterson, a native of Northern Ireland, has been with the choir since May 2010,
Alex studied at the University of Nottingham and later at Birmingham Conservatoire specialising in composition and opera.
In addition to his role with the Radcliffe Ladies’ Choir, Alex is also Director of Music at Nottingham (St Barnabas) Cathedral. He is in high demand as a singing animateur and regularly leads singing workshops in local schools as well as conducting Nottingham Youth Voices and the Workers’ Lunchtime Choir based at the Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham.
As a composer, Alex wrote many of his first commissions for St Barnabas Cathedral as their Composer-in-Residence in 2009. His music has since travelled the world and been performed by a variety of groups across the UK and broadcast on BBC Radio 3.
The concert in St Anne’s will begin at 12 noon on April 2. That evening at 7.30pm the choir will be in concert with Ballyclare Male Voice Choir in the 1st Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church in Holywood, and will give an information performance in the Atrium at Titanic Belfast on April 5 at 12 noon.
For more information visit the Radcliffe Ladies Choir website