23rd Aug, 2019

Singing to boost a good cause

Rob George 14th Aug, 2019

MEMBERS of a city ladies choir will be in fine voice to raise the roof and funds for a major breast cancer charity during a concert at Birmingham’s prestigious Symphony Hall.

Worcester’s Got 2 Sing choir will take to the stage on Sunday (August 18) for their ‘This is Us’ concert, together with 800 other Got 2 Sing Choir members from 11 choirs across the Midlands to support the Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer (LFBC) charity.

The last event at Symphony Hall in 2017, raised more than £8,000 for a Worcester-based breast cancer charity and members hope a similar amount will be raised this year.

Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer works exclusively with the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and has its own choir made up of members affected by breast cancer and they will join Got 2 Sing Choir on stage to perform ‘Lean on Me.’

Beth Dunn, founder of Got 2 Sing Choir, said: “This Symphony Hall concert presents a wonderful fund-raising opportunity – allowing the LFBC charity to leverage their fund-raising whilst adding a new dimension to what will be a truly spectacular event! It will be wonderful partnering with their choir.

“Many of our own choir members have been affected by breast cancer and everyone knows someone touched by it. But it is also pleasing to hear about the health benefits, both mental and physical, that singing has brought to those people, helping them through their illness.

“There’s a lot to be said for singing!”

A full programme of contemporary and classic songs have been learned, hundreds of moves mastered and many hours invested in rehearsals and planning.

“If it is anything like our last performance at the Symphony Hall it will be a wonderful concert. So much hard work has been put in all round and it has been a delight working with LFBC,” Beth added.

“I hope it proves to be a resounding success, not just for the choirs, but for the charity too.”

Visit www.thsh.co.uk for tickets and www.got2sing.co.uk for more.

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