This section contains archive material covering the past 50 years or so. At the moment it is in the early stages of construction. You will see on the righthand side a list of decades and some years with contents outlined. Click on the item to reveal what is there. An example of what is becoming available is given below: …

25th Anniversary Concert - 1988

The Creation by Haydn

Oct 22, 1988

On 22nd of October 1988 we held our 25th Anniversary Concert in Burton Town Hall. The main work was The Creation by Joseph Haydn. If you press the "Read More" button you will see the programme which includes a summary of the history of the choir, Local Music down the ages, a list of choir members (only four remain as singers: Freda Hoten, Carol Sherwin (previously Tillet), Paul Taylor and Nick Willmot) and a list of previous concerts.

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10th Music Festival Anniversary Concert 1976

Images and text courtesy David Yates

May 15, 1976

In 1976, the society celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the Rolleston Music Festivals with a special concert in the Priory Church of St. Mary in Tutbury. The society was fortunate in securing the return of the Handelian Orchestra which was formed in 1968 to accompany oratorio performances, and it contained many well-known Midland’s musicians. The leader, Bella Holt was for many years a permanent member of the BBC Midland Orchestra. On the Orchestra’s first visit to the Rolleston Festival in 1972, it was conducted by Harold Gray who was the associate conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

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