The group, based in North Shields and now consisting of nearly 30 members, aim to serve the community by ‘Singing for Pleasure’ and raising funds for varies organisations and charities. The choir repertoire can be expressed as ‘All the S’s’ – Seasonal, Secular, Sacred, Songs from the Shows, and So on.
The choir has performed concerts in the local area since September 2010 including venues at Tynemouth, Monkseaton, Forest Hall, Jesmond and Ponteland plus five in North Shields. Chairman Edwin Shield says that, after the initial costs of setting up, they were delighted to give their first charity concert ‘Why We Sing’ on Saturday, June 11th 2011 when a cheque for £500 was presented to ‘Breathe Easy’ (Wallsend), part of the British Lung Foundation.
The Christmas concert of In Accord will take place at the Baptist Church, Howard Street, North Shields on Wednesday December 14th 2011 at 7.30 pm. Tickets at £6, to include light refreshments, are now available by telephoning 0191 257 4427 or 0191 257 1907. Once again, it is intended that a donation will be made to a local charity.
In Accord rehearse on Sundays at 7.30 pm at the Baptist Church, Howard Street, North Shields. Anyone who enjoys singing will be welcome to join the choir and can contact the musical director, Margaret Clark, on 0191 257 1907 for more details.