AN EXCLUSIVE chance to enjoy one of the final live performances by the lyrical spinto soprano Marie Miller will be provided at this summer’s charity concert at the Holy Trinity Church, Llandrindod Wells, this month.

The annual concert in aid of the Bracken Trust will be on Saturday, June 23, starting at 2pm.

Admission is free with donations going to the Bracken Trust and the Church so there is no need for tickets.

Marie will be joined by other guest vocalists and accompanists for the wide ranging concert of music from the classical and opera worlds as well as the musicals, culminating with a grand singsong with audience participation as a finale which people always seem to enjoy.

“Apart from a very short three or four minutes on Tuesday, August 21, in a Gilbert & Sullivan concert during the Llandrindod Victorian week, this will be my swansong performance.

"I think we will have a good sized audience in view of this as well as the programme content which is varied and enjoyable. All the performers are local and no doubt well-known to you,” said Marie who lives at Howey and is also well known as a music teacher locally and is a member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians.

The other singers will be soprano Tyler Murdock, coloratura soprano Yvonne Gulley, lirico sprinto tenor Phil Evans, and bass baritone Bill Atkins, with accompanists Aaron Glyn Preston and Bev Nethercoat.

There will be two parts to the concert with a 20 minute interval in between and pieces to be sung will range from arias from Puccini’s “La Boheme”, to Johann Strauss’ “Laughing Song”, Gershwin’s “Summertime”, Bernstein’s “I Feel Pretty”, and “Supercalyfragilistic” from “Mary Poppins”.

Refreshments are kindly being provided at the interval by Bracken Trust.