The first rehearsal of Bolton Cancer Voices takes place on Monday, 25th June, 7.15pm in The Friends Meeting House, Silverwell Street, Bolton, next to the Parish Church.
Membership of the Choir is open to cancer patients throughout Bolton whatever stage they are at in their cancer journey whether newly diagnosed, living with cancer as a life-limiting condition or a cancer survivor; members are welcome to take along a family member or friend to join with them.
Well-known and respected Musical Director Clive Rushworth has agreed to take up the baton for the new Choir. Mr Rushworth has worked extensively with many Choirs and Amateur Operatic Societies across the region and is Head of Performing Arts at St Gabriel’s RC High School, Bury; and though already juggling a busy schedule he was delighted to have been approached by Bolton Cancer Patients and Carers Consultative Group and asked to get involved in their new venture.
People don’t need to be able to read music or be fantastic singers they just need enthusiasm, a willingness to learn and the desire to have fun. There are no membership fees; children are welcome but need to be accompanied by an adult.
Karen Elliott, Chair of Bolton Cancer Patients and Carers Consultative Group said:-
‘With Choirs generally enjoying a resurgence in popularity this is an exciting time for us. Singing can be a very uplifting experience; it’s a great confidence builder with the potential to breakdown some of the barriers that cancer can create.
We want the Choir to be a source of inspiration not only for its members but for the many others whose lives are touched by cancer.’