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New music for consort

Janet Coxwell and her choir, Cecilia Consort, will soon begin preparations for their forthcoming Eternal Light-themed concert,   at Douai Abbey, on Saturday, October 18. This very special evening will feature music by Howard Goodall – of Vicar of Dibley and Mr Bean fame – John Rutter, Gabriel Jackson and Elgar, plus there will also be a new piece in their programme, composed especially for the choir by local musician Fiona Bennett. Fiona was a regular performer on  the Newbury music scene for many years, singing with her function band and her jazz trio at Highclere Castle, Newbury Manor and Donnington Grove, ...

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