On Friday, May 17 (NOT May 27 as printed in the Hereford Times), Pamela White will be conducting her 249th concert with the Britten Singers, which she founded in 1975.

As ever they will be singing a challenging and very varied programme. To open the programme, there will be music by Monteverde, including the joyous small work "Beatus Vir",which has organ accompaniment. Their organist will be Dr. Roy Massey, well known to local audiences from his time as Director of Music at Hereford Cathedral. He will also be accompanying them in 4 Motets by Mozart, which include the famous "Ave Verum". His solo spot will also feature Mozart - a Fantasia for organ. As a contrast, the second part of the programme will feature part songs by composers such as Bridge, Walton, Lauridson and Britten.The concert is taking place at Holy Trinity Church at 8pm and tickets at the door will be £10.

Next year will be the Britten Singers' 45th anniversary and Pamela White has commissioned a piece from Roderick Williams for them so any money raised this year will be going to help pay for this, as well as continuing to help local charities with fund raising. Over the years, the group have built up a great band of friends and supporters, so they are looking forward to seeing them at what promises to be a very interesting and enjoyable programme.