Praise raises heavenly total

PUBLISHED: 16:43 03 July 2008 | UPDATED: 09:13 10 June 2010

The Exeter Male Voice Praise Choir, whose conductor Alfred Tarring lives in Exmouth, combined with the Torbay Gospelaires to present an evening of Christian music at the Exmouth Pavilion. The choirs presented a varied programme of old and new pieces, and

The Exeter Male Voice Praise Choir, whose conductor Alfred Tarring lives in Exmouth, combined with the Torbay Gospelaires to present an evening of Christian music at the Exmouth Pavilion.The choirs presented a varied programme of old and new pieces, and all enjoyed The Holy City rendered as a cornet solo by Roger Rottenbury. Perhaps the highlight of the evening was the singing of Peter Reynolds and his family. Peter, who comes from South Wales, is the past winner of the Tenor Solo competition at the Welsh National Eisteddfod and, in addition to his solos, he sung with his wife and two sons to produce some heavenly music.A retiring offering raised the magnificent total of £2,300, which will be given to Mercy Ships. Mercy Ships is an international Christian charity using mainly hospital ships to deliver specialised health care and community development services to the forgotten poor in third world countries. Caroline Rawson, who lives in Exmouth and is a hospital theatre sister, has recently been working on one of the Mercy Ships and gave a short talk about her experiences.The evening was chaired ably, and humorously, by Rev David Cole from Exeter.

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