Thursday, December 7, 2023

Joint Belper Choirs Concert This Sunday – Free

Two local community choirs will be performing in a free concert this Sunday afternoon (21st July) at St Peter’s Church in Belper. The Chevin Singers and Rough Truffles Community Choir will be singing a varied programme of folk and world music at 3pm. Both choirs will perform separately, and then join together for some communal pieces.

There is no admission charge but voluntary donations will be collected for Duffield Churches Homeless Group and Derby Refugee Advice Centre.

Rough Truffles Community Choir was started in Belper in 1999 by local people with a shared interest in singing songs from both the UK and further afield, reflecting a wealth of musical styles and genres. From folk to gospel, Syrian to African, peace to protest, traditional to newly composed, the choir has traversed the musical globe and sung down the ages.

Led by the inspirational and ever-patient Frances Watt, Rough Truffles learn by ear and meet on Monday evenings in the Queen’s Head pub. For further details email, find them on Facebook, or check out their website:

The Chevin Singers, formed in 2011, is a community choir of around 50 regular members. They are open to everyone, no matter what musical ability or experience. They also sing a range of songs from around the world including the UK, some in other languages. They perform from time to time and take part in wider local community singing events. Their musical director is talented Latvian Andris Ugulis and they meet at Strutt’s on Tuesday mornings during term time. For further information see

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