Leominster Choral Society’s autumn concert will take place in the magnificent setting of the town’s Priory Church on the evening of Saturday, November 11. Two works, contrasted in mood but both started in the same year -1887 - and written by composers with particular gifts for melody, will be sung.

The Dvorak Mass in D was written for a private commission, and which will be performed with its original organ accompaniment, is a confident and largely joyous piece - while the well known Faure Requiem is, by its very nature, a more introspective and reflective work. Faure started writing this “for the pleasure of it” but, no doubt motivated by the deaths of his father and mother, expanded and completed it over subsequent years. An appropriate choice for the evening before Remembrance Sunday.

The choral society, conducted by musical director James Atherton, will be joined by four professional soloists, while the organ will be played by Jonathan Hope from Gloucester Cathedral.

Tickets are available from the Tourist Information Centre in Corn Square Leominster, from Fletchers Newsagents in Broad Street Leominster , or online via icketsource.co.uk, as well as from choir members.