Encore! ~ 2 Choirs ~ 1 World ~ our joint concert with Ktema

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Quire World Music Community Choir, Colchester’s World Music Choir and KTÊMA – Hennebont from Brittany, France joined forces on the 7th July in Maldon, Essex to bring an evening of world music with a total of 90 singers.

Following their hugely successful tour to Brittany last year, Quire returned the favour by hosting Ktêma, the renowned World Music Choir led by Jérémy Simon, on their first British tour. The two groups sung a selection from their separate repertoires, as well as a few joint pieces they had shared.

The concert raised funds for ‘Holiday Dinners’ – a new initiative in Maldon to provide home-cooked dinners in the school holidays to primary aged children who receive a free breakfast in the school term.

Prior to the concert both groups had sung on Maldon Quay as the boats returned from the Blackwater Thames Barge Match. The following afternoon they sung in Firstsite, Colchester as part of the BIG Sunday event in the town, before retiring to the garden of a Quire member for food, drink, dance and song.