A WHITCHURCH singer will be again heading home to give a performance of his favourite pieces with a special concert in December.

Peter Edge, a baritone based in London but is from Whitchurch, will again appear at St Alkmund’s Church to perform a version of Handel’s Messiah on Saturday, December 9.

He will be performing with one of the oldest choirs in the county – Shrewsbury Choral – with a spokesman promising the event to be a spectacular one.

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 A spokesman said: “Shrewsbury Choral, the oldest choir in Shrewsbury will be coming to Whitchurch on Saturday, December 9 from 7pm.

“They will be giving a spectacular performance of Handel’s Messiah in St Alkmund’s Church with an all-star cast of local stars.

“At the top of the billboard is opera and oratorio baritone Peter Edge who, although based in London and enjoying an international career was born and bred in Whitchurch.

“Also based in London are Helena Cooke (alto) and William Smith (tenor), who are from Tattenhall and Bickerton respectfully and finally soprano Elinor Jane Moran, who comes from Stoke on Trent.

Whitchurch Herald:

“James Kellas, the recently-appointed organist at St Alkmund’s will be playing the harpsichord continuo part in the orchestra which will be led by Anne Tupling.

“All of this under the direction of Dr Martin Charles Cook who conducts Shrewsbury Choral but lives here in Whitchurch.”

Tickets for the event are £20 for adult premium seating and £15 for restricted views, whiole all under-16 seats are £5.