Enjoy the sounds of trumpets and drums which will complement a choral society in marking the anniversaries of four major composers in a special concert to be held this Saturday at St Peter's Church.
Harrow Choral Society, founded in 1937, will begin singing at 7.30pm at the church in High Road, Bushey.
Conductor Simon Williams said: "This year marks the anniversaries of great composers who were either born or deceased in a year ending with nine.
"We hope to be the first to commemorate it.
"Pieces by Handel, Purcell, Haydn and Mendelssohn will be performed on the evening.
The arrangement we have put together will be supported by organs, trumpets and kettle drums.
"The audience can expect a varied programme with the accent on celebration. The trumpets and drums will contribute a special sonorous and uplifting quality to the music-making."
Mr Williams said the choir will perform 'Te Deum' by Haydn, who died 200 years ago in 1809, the same year that Mendelssohn - represented here by 'Verleih Unds Frieden' - was born. The audience will hear Handel's
Coronation anthem because this year is the 250th anniversary of his death in 1759, while the fourth piece, 'Funeral Sentences', was written by a man born 350 years ago, Purcell.
* Tickets for the event cost £10 for adults and £5 for under 16s and for more information, contact Olwen at the box office on 0208 863 7830.