ONE of Northern Ireland’s leading choirs is to perform in Killyleagh.
The Belfast-based King’s Chorale is to sing in the 1st Killyleagh Presbyterian Church in Plantation Street on Saturday 5 October.
There is no charge for people attending the evening, which is one of the highlights of a special Mission outreach which begins at the church on Thursday of next week.
The King’s Chorale is a mixed-voice choir of approximately 70 singers founded in 1987 to perform sacred music.
The choir provides concerts during the year at the invitation of churches throughout Northern Ireland. Its repertoire is a blend of traditional anthems, music by classical masters and arrangements in the gospel style providing an uplifting and inspirational programme of praise to honour the ‘King of Kings’.
Killyleagh-born Rev Mark Spratt, of Kilmore Presbyterian Church, is the present conductor of the King’s Chorale. The special preacher at the mission is the Rev Scott Woodburn of Edengrove Presbyterian Church, with special praise music each night including Raffrey youth group (Thursday), the Mourne Watchmen (Friday) and the church choir (Sunday).
The outreach begins each night at 7.30pm except the Sunday Mission services which will be taken by Mr Woodburn and begin at 11am and 7pm.
Meanwhile, the church holds its annual harvest thanksgiving services this Sunday at 11am and 7pm.
The preacher at the morning service is the Rev Mark Spratt (Kilmore) and the preacher at the evening service is the church’s minister, Rev Hiram Higgins.
The offering will go towards disaster relief in the Bahamas.