Beccles concert in support of The Congo School for Peace

The Congo School for Peace

The Congo School for Peace - Credit: Archant

The chamber choir, Auriga Capella, will be giving a concert to support the charity “The Congo School for Peace” at St Benet’s Minster, Beccles, on Sunday April 2 at 3.30pm.

The choir will be performing music by Purcell, some French lute songs, and extracts from Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater. There will also be instrumental items for organ and oboe by J S Bach.

Auriga Capella are also giving a full performance of Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater at the All Saints Church, Worlingham, on Sunday April 9 at 5.30pm.

The School for Peace in Congo is a Beccles project that started in 2001 when Anne Bauers made her first visit to southern Congo with a gift of £500.

Building work began in 2004 and the school opened in 2005.

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As of last year there are 550 children at the school.

It is run by the Congolese order of nuns “The Sisters of Joseph”.

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