Choir sang like birds for wildlife charity

Northumberland Wildlife Trust is delighted to have received £123.00 from the Enkelit Finnish Choir following its recent performance at Morpeth Methodist Church.
Enkelit Choir - Enkelit

Enkelit Choir. Image by: Enkelit.

Heavy rain didn’t dampen the spirits of the choir’s supporters who turned out to watch the singers perform their own unique style of Finnish contemporary music, strongly influenced by folk tradition with a centrepiece by Helsinki based female composer, Tellu Turkka.

One of its singers, Morpeth based Catherine Allen, has a strong connection with the wildlife charity, for, when not singing, she is an events volunteer at its Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre on Druridge Bay.

Catherine said: “Finnish music and Finnish culture is so very much influenced by the beauty and fragility of the natural world, and the music the group sings is often full of birdsong and references to the landscapes, so fundraising for the Trust seemed such an obvious choice.”

Anybody wanting to find out more about the choir’s upcoming performances should visit www.enkelit.org.uk.