Nidderdale Messiah names performers

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Musicians and soloists have been confirmed for the 2016 Nidderdale Messiah which this year will take place in Holy Trinity Church Knaresborough on Sunday November 20.

The conductor for the performance, to celebrate 13 years, will be local musician and choral director David Andrews.

This year’s charity is Harrogate Homeless Project, which this year celebrates 25 years of work to help rough sleepers.

“Apart from a few essential expenses, all monies raised will go to the charity to help them in their work in the local area,” said spokesman Jill Heyes.

“The conductor, soloists and musicians are all waiving their fees to help this good cause.”

Tenor David Woods, who was born and raised in Harrogate, will perform on the night.

As a teenager David, who has just graduated from Birmingham University with a music degree, starred in productions including the Harrogate Scout and Guide Gang Show.

He has invited a trio of his fellow graduates to join him as soloists. Respected organist Adrian Selway is also playing.

For booking forms phone 01423 870512.