Choir’s world premiere date

Oscar-nominated Ivinghoe Aston composer John Cameron has composed a suite of songs especially for the Beacon Community Choir of Ivinghoe
Oscar-nominated Ivinghoe Aston composer John Cameron has composed a suite of songs especially for the Beacon Community Choir of Ivinghoe

Top composer John Cameron has had his work sung by stars as diverse as Cilla Black, Donovan, Hot Chocolate, Jose Carreras and Cozy Powell.

And now the Beacon Community Choir is about to join that illustrious band by performing a suite of songs composed especially for them by Oscar-nominated John, who lives in Ivinghoe Aston and sings with the choir when he can.

His new work is a suite of nine choral pieces, and accompanying orchestral score, to commemorate the Ivinghoe-based choir’s fifth anniversary.

The world premiere will be on Saturday, April 20 at the village’s St Mary the Virgin church, from 7.30pm, when the choir will be conducted by their professional director Judith Sheridan.

Judith, an opera singer, singing teacher and musical coach, said: “I’d always wanted a major work to mark the milestone of the fifth birthday. John was the obvious choice – he’s a composer of such incredible stature and versatility

“I had absolutely no idea of what style of music would come out, but I knew it would be good.

“Now I’ve heard it, it’s wonderful – I fall in love with each piece as I do it.”

£10 tickets are now on sale from Charles.e.thorogood@btinternet.com. Accompanied children under 12 are admitted free.