Midhurst Music Society needs you!


FOLLOWING on from a highly-successful singing year in 2014, Midhurst Music Society is looking for new members to keep them on the crest of the wave and expand their numbers.

“If you sing – even if it’s only in the bathroom – and live in or near Midhurst then your local choral society needs you,” said spokesman Anthony Knight.

“Midhurst Music Society welcomes singers of all standards and we are keen to encourage and support beginners.

“We are a small choir now and enjoy our singing but we want to grow so that we can offer a wider choice of repertoire.”

The society finished last year by joining forces with the Royal British Legion to present Music for Remembrance at St Mary’s Church in Easebourne to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the first world war.

Among the war heroes who were remembered was Reginald ‘Bill’ Haine who received the Victoria Cross for bravery and who lived with his wife Dora in Easebourne for many years.

Musicians turned detective and carried out searches and research with the help of the Imperial War Museum in London to try and gather information about Bill Haine.

Their work resulted in contact being made with his daughter, granddaughter and great-granddaughter.

Four generations of the family were represented at St Mary’s for the concert.

The society raised more than £1,000, half of which members donated to the Royal British Legion.

It has already begun preparations for its spring concert under musical director Mary Knight. The main work for the concert will be Music from the Bavarian Highlands by Elgar.

The society said anyone interested in singing was invited to join in on Mondays from 7.30pm for rehearsal and coaching at the Methodist Church Hall, in Midhurst.

“We are a friendly and welcoming choir and we will prove to you that everyone can sing,” said Mr Knight.

Readers can visit www.midhurstmusic.org to find out more information about the group.