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Concert brings Broadway to South Norfolk church 

An evening of songs from Broadway musicals to popular opera classics can be enjoyed at Hethel Church on Saturday June 10, to raise money for charity.

Bizet to Broadway brings The Upper Octave, a Norfolk-based group of six professionally-trained singers to the church near Mulbarton, starting at 7.30pm.

Organiser, Peter Nicholls, said: “We went to a concert at St John’s Church, Lakenham – where, Heather Woodcock from the group is churchwarden – last autumn and were wowed by the performance of Upper Octave.

“They sing solos, duets and full group numbers in a wide range of styles. Every member of the group has sung in a wide variety of stage performances – the standard is very high. They bring lighting and a great ‘pop-up’ set, and use powerful backing tracks to give a real feeling of authenticity. We are delighted to bring them to Hethel so that our local communities get the chance to enjoy this exciting evening.

“The audience is going to a show – well many shows in fact – so we thought we’d serve sparkling wine (or elderflower) and canapés in the interval. Everyone is invited to dress the part (eg posh frocks), but you’ll feel equally at ease dressed down,” said Peter.

Tickets are £10 (under-12s free), including interval wine and nibbles. This will more than cover costs, with the surplus shared between the church’s heating fund and the charity Toilet Twinning.

The event will be held in Hethel Church, Church Lane, Hethel, NR14 8HE.

For more information and tickets, contact Peter or Cathy Nicholls (01508 570557 / or visit the church website:

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