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Radio boost for concert collaboration

Members of the Kings of Herts and Welwyn Harmony ladies’ barbershop choruses got together in the Radio Verulam studio to tell the world all about their forthcoming concert at the Sandpit Theatre on Friday and Saturday, 29th and 30th of November.

Presenter Steve Simpson invited them in to explain to thousands of listeners to the popular St Albans area station what lies in store for those who buy tickets for the singers’ “Evening of Musical Delight”.

“Stand by for a wide selection of songs from many different genres and lots of fun, including an after-show drink and sing-along with the artists." That’s the message that will hit the air on Steve’s morning show on Friday the 15th, between 10am and noon.

What makes the show extra-special is that it will be the first time the choruses, both formed in the eighties, have combined for a concert with full involvement on both sides .

It’s a charity event with Rennie Grove Hospice Care and the Isabel Hospice among the beneficiaries and Kings’ representative Brian Hocken paid tribute to “fantastic” support from Steve Simpson.

“He was very generous with his time and we are hoping for equally generous support from listeners. The choruses will perform independently but there will 60 fine voices for a number of songs, from traditional to more recent chart-toppers, and it will be a memorable evening of four-part acapella singing.”

The Sandpit Theatre is next to Sandringham School in The Ridgeway, St Albans AL4 9NX. Tickets cost £10 (children under 12 £5) and the box office welcomes enquiries on 01727 799565, or buy in advance from the website at The show starts at 7.30pm.

The pictures show Steve Simpson with Brian, centre, and colleague Ken Smith - and the trio with Welwyn Harmony’s Sarah Stevens, left, and Bron Wild.

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