Twyford Singers, started 60 years ago, are celebrating their anniversary with a concert titled Hope! Joy and Celebration! this Saturday (25th) at 3pm.

Tickets, which include homemade cake and tea or coffee, are still available for the afternoon at Loddon Hall, Twyford. The singers will perform three songs shortlisted for the choir’s anniversary composition competition.

A panel of judges will decide the winner while the audience can also vote for the song they like the best.

Chair Anne Pearce said: “Our current musical director, Helen Styles, has served us for a wonderful 11 years. She is just the 12th person doing that job. Our longest serving MD, for 17 years, was Chris Brown.

“The first concert in 1963 was Handel’s Messiah. Last autumn we escaped lockdown to sing the Messiah together as a choir at last and with a full orchestra, organised by Helen. It was absolutely wonderful.

“Twyford Singers isn’t only about singing, it’s about friendships which our members make.”

Concert tickets are available by phoning 07762 738384 or visiting