AN established Redditch choir is appealing for members ahead of its Christmas concert.

Redditch Choral Society (RCS) has started preparations for the concert, on December 8 at Trinity High School, and is hoping to be joined by some new members.

A spokesman from the group said: "We are going to perform Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle with our young director of music Emily Tyrrell, who is very enthusiastic about conducting this lively and beautiful piece.

"As usual the RCS will be joined by professional soloists and the venue has been chosen because it has the two pianos required for this piece."

They added: "Two new members joined the choir for the first rehearsal since the summer break and we hope that a few more will give us a try over the next few weeks. No audition is required and enquiries should be made on 07725893744."

Rehearsals are held every Wednesday from 7.45pm to 9.30pm at Crabbs Cross Methodist Church.