LOCAL Choir, the Seven Voices Chamber Choir are looking over the border to the land of song, otherwise known as Wales.

Indeed, Welsh composers will be celebrated this Sunday (July 2), from 3pm, at Holy Trinity Church, Top Link; but that's just the beginning.

A spokesman said: "Since the founding of the choir it has been an aim to head upstream and imbibe the music of the ‘Land of Song’. It is indeed a great gift to be so near Wales and to discover the great singing heritage of the Welsh people.

"As a choir, we are going to Llanidloes, nearest town to the source of the River Severn, on July 8 to perform our concert in the Church of St Idloes, at 6pm."

The concert programme includes a wide selection of Welsh composers, including Shakespeare Songs by William Mathias, three pieces by Thomas Tomkins, who was organist at Worcester from 1596, and the rather more recent, Paul Mealor, who composed the anthem sung at the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

The spokesman added: "We sing two very important Welsh Hymns, which have given us an insight into the massed tradition of male voice choirs.

"We also have folksong arrangements by Mervyn Burtch and Mansel Thomas and the Hymn of Peace by our own Malvern resident Welsh composer, Elaine Hugh Jones, who turned 90 on June 14.