Patrons at Portadown Male Voice Choir will be sharing in something special on Thursday April 9 – the early stages of tenor John Porter’s career.
The young Lifford man is being tipped by the musical aficionados to make it to the very top.
He is a leading student in the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he holds the Richard Lewis/Jean Shanks Trust Scholarship.
He is a student of Ryland and Davies and has attracted the support of a plethora of influential and knowledgeable backers. His accompanist will be local pianist and organist Rodney Spence.
The choir is practising hard for the eagerly-awaited annual event, under musical director Gordon Speers and with accompanist Steven Bell.
They will be drawing from their extensive repertoire, and such is their commitment that they will be holding a special practice on Easter Monday!
The venue is, as ever, Craigavon Civic Centre (7.45pm) and tickets, priced £15, are on sale from Winnie’s Newsagents of Woodhouse Street, and from choir members.
Compere is Gene Fitzpatrick, and John Porter will be accompanied by the superb local pianist/organist Rodney Spence. For more details go the choir’s website www.portadownmalevoicechoir.com