Choir tunes up for contest

A MORPETH-BASED women’s choir will do battle with five other groups on Saturday to try and win a regional competition.

Werca’s Folk qualified for the final of Let’s Get Lyrical – a brand new event to find St Oswald’s Choir of the Year 2011 – after successfully pitching their talents in the first round at the Castlegate, Newcastle.

Jennie Evans, Community Fund-raiser at St Oswald’s Hospice, said: “We are now very excited for the finale, where we’ll be treated to some guest performances as well as all six choirs singing together in a one-off spectacular.”

The final will take place in Newcastle City Hall from 7.30pm. Tickets cost £12 and to book them telephone 0191 2612606 or visit

All proceeds from the events will go to the hospice.