Spring is about to be sprung - with a chance to sample a choral music Easter classic.

Following on from their acclaimed charity Christmas concert, Cantorion-Llandrindod are planning a “Come and Sing” including an informal performance of Stainer’s Crucifixion, on Saturday, March 23 at Holy Trinity Church, Llandrindod Wells.

Stainer’s Crucifixion is the last, and best known, of the four larger works he composed; being too preoccupied with his many music appointments and research to be a prolific composer although he also wrote a considerable number of hymns and services.

The Crucifixion was written in 1867 and first performed in the parish church of St Marylebone in London under Stainer’s direction.

Considered today by some as Victorian sentimentalism, the beauty and sincerity of the chorus God so loved the World cannot be doubted in what is considered to be a heartfelt work.

Cantorion will be welcoming those who have sung this piece before and would like to reprise this classic Easter work.

Booking is essential for the ‘Come and Sing’ which will commence at 1:30pm for 2pm start with a cost of £5.

However, for anyone keen to hear the work (and perhaps make up their own mind about the supposed “sentimentality”) there will be a free performance at 6pm (with a retiring collection to help cover costs).

In true Cantorion tradition, refreshments will be served post-performance.

Further details of how to book your place can be found on the choir’s website: www.cantorion-llandrindod.org or ring Sue Ryan, Secretary on 01596 810601.