A CHOIR from Minchinhampton was invited to take part in the 75th anniversary celebrations of the liberation of Venray in The Netherlands.

The Stuart Singers travelled to Holland to represent the UK at the event.

The choir sang Let there be Peace on Earth to dignitaries and veterans at the open air memorial service at the British cemetery where 693 soldiers are buried.

They also performed in a special Concert for Freedom in the 600 seater theatre in Venray.

And they shared the stage with a Dutch and a German choir in another celebratory concert in a large marquee before an audience of 450 local people and dignitaries.

The 45 choir members who participated, under musical director Helen Sims, found this to be a very moving and poignant occasion.