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Acle choir in good voice

PUBLISHED: 09:27 19 March 2010 | UPDATED: 17:07 30 June 2010

A CHOIR is in good voice after its membership increased following coverage in the Mercury.

Acle Community Choir had 30 members when it was featured in December.

A CHOIR is in good voice after its membership increased following coverage in the Mercury.

Acle Community Choir had 30 members when it was featured in December.

That number has since risen to 44, and the choir will be singing at its first concert - at St Edmund's Church Flower Festival in the village - on

May 29.

Founder Lynn Kerslake said: “Things have been going extremely well recently.

“At one of the lessons in January, 65 people turned up, but since then we have been getting 44 or 45 members on a regular basis.”

She said 25 of the 44 members had agreed to perform, although some

could not make it because

of holidays and other commitments.

The choir meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month and was started by Mrs Kerslake to catch a trend recognised by BBC TV show, The Choir, for the increasing popularity of community choirs.

The choir does not have religious affiliation and will sing anything from classical

to contemporary pop tunes such as Simon and Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Water.

Members can come from

any faith - or have none at all.

Many of the choir's members travel from as far afield as Ormesby, Filby, Rackheath and Salhouse.

Meetings start at 7.30pm.

Anyone interested in joining Acle Community Choir can contact Mrs Kerslake on 01493 751132.

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