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    Posted 23 January 2002

    HARPER ADAMS University College, near Newport, is branching out from its agricultural and sporting background in a new direction - musical entertainment!

    The Harper Adams Musical Society (HAMS) was founded during 2001, the University College's Centenary year, and aims to add a cultural dimension to the range of extracurricular activities already enjoyed by students.

    They also hope to develop hidden vocal and musical talent that has so far gone unnoticed on campus and within the surrounding area. At present, the society has approximately 35 members from all sectors of the University College, including staff, postgraduate and undergraduate students.

    Rehearsals are currently underway for HAMS' first production of 'Hear the People Sing,' a collection of excerpts, solo, chorus and dance numbers from popular musicals including Jesus Christ Superstar, Les Miserables, Miss Saigon and West Side Story.

    HAMS would like to establish closer links with the local community and would welcome members of the public who wish to get involved. In the future, further musical and light operatic productions are planned, including Gilbert and Sullivan, offering opportunities for all ages and abilities.

    'Hear the People Sing' will be on stage at Harper Adams University College from March 14 - 16, 2002. For ticket information or for further details about getting involved with HAMS, please call 01 952 820 280.

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