Tarantara: A local choir unlike any other

Tarantara is a mixed choir that draws its members from around the Alcester area. They have been singing, to great acclaim and for countless charitable events, for over 15 years.

Led by professional musical director Jonathan Hill, Tarantara concerts are renowned for their high entertainment value. The repertoire is always diverse with everything from musical theatre and pop hits from the past, to classic choral pieces and adventurous contemporary works (by the likes of Morton Lauridsen, Eric Whitacre etc).

Profits from concerts go to the organiser’s chosen charity, and on average raises in excess of £20K per year.

Accompanist Chris Long – ex music leader at Stratford College – has played for Tarantara since 2005. He says: “a Tarantara concert has something for everybody; an inspired music selection and Jonathan, with his banter and raconteuring, makes a very entertaining companion for an evening of singing. Anyone who thought that a choir concert was a stuffy affair needs to hear Tarantara!”

The choir will be performing in Redditch, Stratford, Alcester, Bishops Tachbrook and Droitwich this autumn. Concert details, plus information about how to book the choir for your own fundraising event, can be found online at www.tarantara.org.uk

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