Carmina Burana community choir

The choirs of Victoria College, Jersey College for Girls and Victoria College Preparatory School start rehearsing this week for a performance of the famous choral work Carmina Burana. They will be joined by parents and friends to form a large community choir with the number of singers likely to reach 130 in all.

The performance will take place on 28 March at St Helier Methodist Centre, with the combined choirs supported by three professional soloists, two pianos and a battery of percussion instruments.

The event is masterminded by Victoria College's new Director of Music, Mr Francis Murton, and will feature Themba Mvula, a London-based baritone, and Gitte-Maj Donoghue who is based in Jersey.

'Carmina Burana is a popular and rousing piece that has been used in many films and television adverts. It's great fun to sing and the more people involved the more impressive it will be. We welcome parents and friends who are experienced singers, particularly tenors and basse,' said Mr Murton.

Philippa Le Feuvre, Head of Music at JCG, added: 'This is an ambitious and exciting 10-week project and we are delighted that our parents and friends will be joining forces with our student choirs to make this a really memorable community event that brings together the boys' and girls' schools.'

Adult singers who would like to get involved in the community choir can join us for rehearsals from 7-8.30pm on Monday evenings from next week (14 January).