Palida Choir Launches Shaftesbury Tree Festival Weekend With Themed Concert

A banner by Compton artist Phyllis Wolff is on display at the Town Hall today to mark the opening of the Shaftesbury Tree Festival.

The four-day event has been arranged with support from environmental campaign group Planet Shaftesbury to inspire residents to help with the town’s tree planting and maintenance programme.

Palida Choir

A concert of acapella choral songs sung by members of Palida Choir launches the event tonight (Thursday) at 7.30pm at St Peter’s Church. In our interview, conductor Karen Wimhurst tells us how the programme was selected. There will also be art on display and some poetic interludes.