Members not full choir performed

REGARDING the article on the Composers’ Festival September 6 and 7, 2013 (Observer, August 30) we should like to point out that the statement ‘as well as performances from the Hastings Philharmonic Choir (HPC)’ is incorrect.

A small group of local singers, most of whom sing regularly with HPC, is taking part, but it is not HPC per se. This came about in response to a request from the artistic director for singers to perform vocal works to be premiered at the festival.

Choir membership currently stands at around 80 singers. The musical director and committee officers do not presently have any involvement with the festival organisation.

We thank those who have generously committed some of their summer break to take part in the project and wish them all every success.

JUDY APPLEYARD

Chairman

Hastings Philharmonic Choir

Avondale Road

St Leonards