A CHOIR is celebrating the tenth anniversary of its music director with a special concert in Dursley this weekend. 

Tyndale Choral Society - which has been running for 64 years - will be performing at St James’s Church on Saturday, November 18. 

They will be singing a Requiem by Gabriel Fauré alongside one by another French composer, Maurice Duruflé.

Music director Ben Sawyer said: “These are two masterpieces of French choral music that complement each other exceptionally well in a concert setting. 

“Both works are rooted in the rich tradition of French choral music and share a profound sense of spirituality and beauty.”

The concert will also be marked by the award of life membership to one of the Society’s founders, Estelle James, who recently retired from the choir after singing in every concert since the choir began in 1959.

Chairman Magnus Carter said: “This is a great occasion for us.  

“Not only do we get the opportunity to perform two of the most stirring pieces of sacred music, but we do it to celebrate the lifeblood of the choir – it's 64-year history of choral singing plus the past ten years under the inspiring leadership of Ben Sawyer.”

The concert starts at 7.30pm.

Tickets £12 on the door or see here - tinyurl.com/3sec9msd

Tickets for anyone aged 18 or under are free.