Students from the University of Northampton have the honour of opening the town’s biggest annual live music event.
The University of Northampton Chamber Choir will grace the main stage at the 2018 Northampton Music Festival at 9pm on Saturday 16 June.
The performance, which takes place in the Market Square, will be the official curtain raiser for the event, whetting festival goers’ appetites for the main programme of music the following day.
Choir member Nicole Drury said: “It’s really exciting to be opening Northampton Music Festival with our unique version of Mozart’s Requiem.
“It may well be the biggest chamber choir performance we have ever done and everybody is looking forward to stepping onto the main stage.”
The choir will warm up for their festival appearance when they perform at the Unversity’s Degree Show, on Friday 8 June.
Northampton Music Festival is organised by Northampton Music 365 – a not for profit, community group, in partnership with a range of local organisations.
Now in its 11th year, the festival will see 500 musicians put on 50 performances across five stages in the town.
The Students’ Union’s new town-centre nightclub, The Platform, will be one of the venues taking part in Northampton Music Festival. Details of The Platform line-up will be confirmed at a later date.
Visit the festival website for the latest updates.