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German choir delights Diss with performance

Diss, Norfolk. Members of the Kammerchor of Stuttgart who are in Diss to perform at the United Reform Church in Diss pictured with Basil Abbott who was giving the Choir a tour of the town ANL-140423-112602001

Diss, Norfolk. Members of the Kammerchor of Stuttgart who are in Diss to perform at the United Reform Church in Diss pictured with Basil Abbott who was giving the Choir a tour of the town ANL-140423-112602001

A leading European choir has visited Diss for a performance at the United Reformed Church.

The Kammerchor, from Stuttgart in Germany, have won international prizes and sung all over the world. Founded in 1968 by Frieder Bernius, they have recorded more than 40 LPs.

For many of the choir, it was their first visit to Diss.

Their repertoire covers music from John Wilbye madrigals, Playford and Rutter to Lennon and McCartney.

During their visit, they were taken on a museum-led town tour from Basil Abbott.

Before the performance, they enjoyed a meal at Diss restaurant Il Divo, organised by the Diss Community Partnership.

Jacob Ecclestone, who attended the show on Wednesday, said: “It was excellent. It was a very nice atmosphere, and there was an excellent audience.”

They performed some German pieces, ranging from the 1400s to the 20th Century, while also tackling more traditional ones such as Scarborough Fair.

They were due to perform at St Cuthbert’s Church in Thetford last night, and will make their way back to Germany today.

 

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