The Binghamton Downtown Singers are performing an all-British concert this weekend that focuses on hope and peace.
The 75-member choir, will be joined by a full orchestra, and four soloists in the Sarah Jane Johnson Memorial Methodist Church in Johnson City.
The program will feature works by Sir Hubert Parry, Sir Edward Elgar, and Sir Michael Tippett.
Downtown Singers Artistic Director Marisa Crabb says the coronation ode by Elgar is very recognizable while many in the chorus will be singing Tippett’s “A Child of Our Time” for the first time.
“They are energized, definitely. We are on a mission to perform this with all of our heart and soul. The Elgar is exciting, the Tippett is definitely something we all take something away from it.”
This concert has gained the attention of the Queen of England after two members of the choir wrote her a letter in early April describing the program.
The Queen’s Lady in Waiting responded within one month saying that they are flattered by the all-British concert and wishing them well.
Showtime is Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $20 dollars and available at the door.