It’s not all about the bass for Treble Clefs as they prep for music festival

Opera star Louise Winter and musical director Keith Richardson [seated centre) with the Treble Clefs choir SUS-170221-144902001
Opera star Louise Winter and musical director Keith Richardson [seated centre) with the Treble Clefs choir SUS-170221-144902001
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Thriving local community choir, the Treble Clefs are rehearsing hard in the lead up to competing in the Hastings International Musical Festival.

Their performance at the festival, in the Adult Choirs category, takes place during the evening of Friday March 10 at the White Rock Theatre. Musical Director, Keith Richardson says they will be up against eight other choirs and competition will be fierce.

“The choir has been rehearsing each week since the Christmas break,” he said. “With just two weeks to go before the event, excitement is visibly rising amongst the group.”

The choir were originally formed in 2012 from a group of just nine ladies, singing in the living room of a member’s house. The Treble Clefs now boast 40 singers of whom Keith describes as having a good mix of sopranos and altos.

He added: “The ladies meet for weekly rehearsals in newly refurbished rooms below the RAFA Club in Bexhill.

“This will be their third appearance at Hastings, where they previously won their class, collecting the Morton Trophy.”

International opera star Louise Winter recently coached the choir through a Voiceworks Masterclass which Keith says was a great experience, adding: “This choir goes from strength to strength.

“I’m so proud of them and what they have achieved.”

The choir makes donations each year to local charities. For more information and future performance dates visit the website at: www.trebleclefs.co.uk