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THE SHOW will go on at a classical music evening organised by Borehamwood & Elstree Twin Town Association (BETTA) next Wednesday, despite the event losing an opera singer last week.

Soprano Adria Jackson had to leave with her pastor husband two weeks ago after their two-year working visa ran out at the end of August.

The pastor, who had been working at St Paul’s Lutheran Church, in St Paul’s Close, Borehamwood, did not receive the appropriate documents in time and the couple were given just 12 hours to leave the UK to return to their native country, Canada.

BETTA is staging The 3 Divas evening of which Mrs Jackson was one of the key organisers. She has been working from Canada to help with the event.

BETTA is twinned with Fontenay-aux-Roses on the outskirts of Paris and Offenburg in south-west Germany near Strasbourg. The main focus of the association is to support exchanges between pupils, students, sporting, musical and arts groups.

Organiser and BETTA chairman, Martine Eni, said: “Everyone has worked really hard to change the programme and to adjust the music. People coming along will receive more than they expected and it will be a fantastic event.

“We hope Adria and her husband will sort everything out and will make it back very soon.”

Tickets can be bought for the event up until Sunday, September 13.

The event will be held on Wednesday, September 16, at Allum Hall, in Allum Lane, Elstree, at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £29 or £50 per couple.

For tickets, call 020 8381 5222 or 07717 176869; alternatively, email bettagroup@hotmail.com