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The Western Algarve Community Choir to perform with The Algarveans

The AlgarveansThe Western Algarve Community Choir (WACC) are to join The Algarveans Experimental Theatre group for their next play, The Vicar of Dibley (a stage play by Ian Gower and Paul Carpenter, adapted from the original television series by Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer and with kind permission of Tiger Aspect Productions) with the choir singing live throughout the production to be staged at Lagoa Auditorium in June.

Liz Roberts Honey, the choir’s musical director, told us; “We were invited by the play's director Melanie Winstanley, who has sung previously with WACC, to perform during the play”. She continued, “It's an exciting project to be involved with and the choir were enthusiastic as soon as they heard about the opportunity. We'll have around 28 members singing at the performances, so more than half of the group”.

The choir was started in 2013 after Liz moved to the Algarve. She placed an advert in a local publication asking if anyone would be interested in joining a new singing group. The choir was formed shortly after and quickly expanded - now having around 50 members encompassing six nationalities.

Photo by Ian CarfraeSome of the numbers to be performed will be taken directly from the TV programme and others are taken the choir’s own repertoire which fit well with the theme of the play. Liz mentioned that there “will be some surprises”.

The choir is always open to new members with no auditions required to join. They rehearse every Tuesday in Almadena, western Algarve. Anyone interested should contact Liz at elizabeth_roberts15@hotmail.com for more details.

The Vicar of Dibley will be performed at the Lagoa Auditorium on June 28, 29 and 30, starting at 7.45pm.

Tickets, priced €12, are already available from the Box Office via the website – www.thealgarveans.com or you can telephone either 966 211 634 or 913 723 611. With the play already proving to be a hit The Algarveans are expecting the show to be a sell out, so book now so as not to be disappointed!

Photo by Ian Carfrae