A LEADING choir from Birmingham is to perform at a village near Tenbury.

The Birmingham University Singers will perform traditional Christmas music.

It will take place on Saturday at St Michael’s Church.

The University Singers will lead the annual Christmas carol service of nine lessons and carols in the village.

As well as well-known carols for all to sing, the choir will be singing carols including those by James Macmillan, Mendelssohn, Grayston Ives, Swindells and Darke.

Birmingham University Choir perform throughout the year and also go on tour. Earlier this year they took part in a summer tour of Germany.

Birmingham University Singers is a mixed voice chamber choir formed of students studying a breadth of academic disciplines at the University of Birmingham.

Since its inception the choir has gained a national reputation as one of the finest university choirs in the UK. Led by Simon Carrington, the choir usually gives two concerts per year in the Elgar Concert Hall, plus a performance in Symphony Hall, Birmingham as part of University of Birmingham Voices.

Their annual Festival of Lessons and Carols at St Michael’s, Tenbury, is a highlight of the year.

The service will last for approximately 60 minutes. People attending should be in good time for the service that starts at 6.30pm.

On Sunday, the singers will lead a service of Choral Matins at 11am and Choral Evensong at 3pm.