HEXHAM Abbey will be filled with glorious voices this weekend as one of the district’s best-loved choirs prepares for its next concert.

Hexham Orpheus Choir will perform on Saturday, November 16 with The Armed Man and Five Days that Changed the World performed with Hexham Orpheus Choir director Mark Edwards and orchestra in Hexham Abbey.

The choir, which has been going for more than 60 years and has around 80 members, was formed in 1955 by a group of Hexham Abbey Festival chorus singers who wished to perform all year round, rather than solely at the annual Abbey event.

The Armed Man is a ‘Mass for Peace’ by Welsh composer Karl Jenkins.

The piece was commissioned by the Royal Armouries Museum for the Millennium celebrations and is dedicated to victims of the Kosovo crisis.

Written originally for chorus and full orchestra Hexham Orpheus choir will perform the version with a reduced orchestra on Saturday night.

Meanwhile Five Days that Changed the World was written by Bob Chilcott for the Worcester International Festival for Young Singers in the summer of 2013, where the theme was peace and unity.

The choir will be performing in the transept in the historic Hexham Abbey.

Seats in the nave will also be available at a reduced rate with a restricted view.

The concert will begin at 7.30pm and tickets are available from Cogito Bookshop or online at www.hexhamorpheus.brownpapertickets.com