This year is one of big celebrations, with the Olympics 2012, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, and Ruddington and District Choral Society’s 50th Anniversary. Starting as a small group of about 20 singers in 1962, the choir practised in Church House near the Framework Knitters’ Museum. Sue Rivington was a founder member when only 18. ‘Our first concert was Handel’s ‘Messiah’, singing in St Peter’s Church, Ruddington. We are a friendly choir and have some long standing members. Also our Musical Director and Pianist are also singers, which helps at rehearsals. Our Anniversary performance on Sunday, December 16th will be Handel’s ‘Messiah’ at St Peter’s Church’, says Sue. On Saturday May 26th the Choir will perform ‘Joshua’ by Handel at St Giles Church, West Bridgford, starting at 7.30 p.m. Tickets from Perkins Hardware, Choir members (0115 9211451) or at the door.