GIFTED musicians are staging a spring charity concert.

Rare, accompanied performances of Nimrod and Finlandia promise to be very moving.

Concert organiser Maurice Pitcher wishes to bring a 'Bridgewater Hall standard' concert to Knutsford each year.

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The Alteri choir and Japanese organist Aya Pitcher have teamed up to raise money for East Cheshire Hospice and Macmillan.

Knutsford Guardian: Organist Aya PitcherOrganist Aya Pitcher (Image: Maurice Pitcher)

The concert takes place at St John’s Church at 7.30pm on Friday, April 26.

The choir was formed in 1995 by members of the Halle.

David Jones, from the Royal Northern College of Music, will direct the performance.

The theme of the concert is ‘the earth we share’.

Organ solos will include Bach’s Choral Prelude on ‘in dulci jubilo’ and Elgar’s Chanson de Matin.

The choir will perform a range of crafted a cappella songs.

Tickets priced £16 (no booking fee) are available from

A cash wine bar will be available.

Doors open at 7pm and there will be a 25-minute interval.

The concert will finish at around 9.30pm.