Men and women in perfect harmony in Ludlow

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Bella Acappella

Ludlow Male Voice Choir and all female singing group Bella Acappella will be at a joint concert on the main stage of the Ludlow Assembly Rooms on April 20.

The Ludlow Male Voice Choir recently returned to action after a two-year absence due to the pandemic, in a joint concert with the Much Wenlock Male Voice Choir.

Bella Acappella has been delighting audiences in Ludlow and surrounding areas for over a decade with her silky, soulful renditions of popular and classic hits.

On their last outing, a pre-Christmas gig at the Ludlow Brewery, they raised £1,000 for a local charity.

But this is the first time the two popular Ludlow-based bands have shared the same stage at a concert together, part of a week of events organized by Ludlow Assembly Rooms to showcase local talent.

The mix of songs promises something for all music lovers.

The Bellas select from an extensive and ever-growing list of hits ranging from Abba’s Dancing Queen to This Is Me from the musical The Greatest Showman, and featuring beautiful tunes like Elbow’s One Day Like This and melodies hauntings such as Close To You by The Carpenters.

The Ludlow Male Voice Choir’s repertoire ranges from Elvis Presley to Matt Monro to songs from West End megahit Les Miserables and, echoing the proud four-part harmony traditions of male choirs, rousing performances hymns such as Nkosi Sikelel’ IAfrika (The African Prayer) and Calon Lan, Speed ​​Your Journey from Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Nabucco and the melodious Welsh lullaby Suo Gan.

LMVC also offers Southernmost Of Dales, a moving celebration of the South Shropshire landscape and the stories of those who helped shape it, written by local musician John Hayward and arranged especially for them by Ludlow musician and composer Steve Dunachie who will accompany the choir on the evening.

The joint Bella Acappella and Ludlow Male Voice Choir concert will take place at the Ludlow Assembly Rooms on Wednesday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets, priced at £10, can be purchased from the Ludlow Assembly Rooms box office on 01584 878141 or online at ludlowassemblyrooms.co.uk.

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