Choir’s concert in Richard’s memory

A CONCERT will celebrate the dedication to music of a teacher, conductor and musical director who passed away this year.

Bakewell Choral Society will pay tribute to Richard Barnes, the choir’s conductor and musical director for many years, at a concert in Lady Manners School on November 17.

Items will include ‘Cantabile’ by Neil Ardley which was commissioned by the society for its 25th anniversary in 2004 and Cherubini’s ‘Requiem in C Minor’. There will be popular songs, arranged by Mr Barnes, including Smile and Love is Here to Stay, a song which he dedicated to his father.

Tickets cost £10 (students and children free), from Bakewell Bookshop, choir members or on the door. Postal bookings, including stamped addressed envelope, should include cheques made payable to Bakewell Choral Society and sent to: Elizabeth Butcher, The Gabled House, South Church Street, Bakewell, DE45 1FD.