A POPULAR choir is making a return to Tenbury's St Michael's Church this month,

The Quindici Chamber Choir will sing the 11am service of Holy Communion and the 3pm Evensong service on Sunday, October 22.

Based in mid-Wales, Quindici was founded in 2001 by director Suzanne Edwards and is accompanied by Tim Mills, director of music at The Glasgow Academy. The choir has visited St Michael’s regularly since 2007, and their appearances are looked forward to eagerly.

Parochial Church Council vice-chair Tony Penn said there is special local interest, as the recently installed priest-in-charge of the local ministry group, Reverend Lawrence Gittins, has been a member of this choir for many years and his wife Ruth still is.

The choir will perform two pieces by Welsh composer William Mathias at the morning service, his Missa Brevis and anthem A Grace. At Evensong they will sing a Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis by Charles Wood, and the exuberant anthem 'God is gone up with a triumphant shout' by Gerald Finzi.

"The repertoire chosen will also showcase the church’s wonderful 1873 ‘Father’ Willis organ to great advantage," said Mr Penn.