LUDLOW Male Voice Choir added song to the autumn mists and mellow fruitfulness at a charity concert.

Singing in support of The League of Friends of Ludlow Hospital, the choir dipped into their extensive repertoire to entertain all tastes and ages.

Fans of The Beatles, Elvis Presley and Simon and Garfunkel were all treated to hits like Penny Lane, Can’t Help Falling in Love, Bridge Over Troubled Water and The Sound of Silence.

Lovers of West End Musicals heard great songs from Les Miserables, including Do You Hear The People Sing? , I Dreamed a Dream and the haunting Bring Him Home and the stirring Anthem from the hit show Chess, written by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus from ABBA, plus Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Policeman’s Song and Speed Your Journey, from Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Nabucco.

The great tradition linking male voice choirs with Welsh hymns was celebrated as the choir sang the beautiful Gwahoddiad, now established as one of its signature tunes, as well as the rousing Calon Lan and the lilting Myfanwy.

Last year at St Peter’s Church in Stanton Lacy the choir sang, for the first time anywhere, a rendition of Southernmost of Dales by local musician John Hayward, specially arranged in four-part harmony for the choir by his friend Steve Dunachie.

The choir was proud to give the song its public debut in front of John’s widow, Sue and Southernmost of Dales was also featured in the varied programme at St Laurence Church.

Last November the choir also performed at the civic ceremony on Gallows Bank commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

Under the guidance of musical director, Amy Evans and accompanied by pianist Jane Hughes, the group goes from strength to strength with membership more than doubling since Miss Evans took over.

Membership of the choir is open to all with an enthusiasm for singers and new singers are being sought.