We seek ‘em ‘ere, we seek ‘em there! Where are all the stage-shy men of Bolton hiding?
That’s the question that’s been puzzling Bolton Cancer Voices.
The Choir, which was established by Bolton Cancer Patients and Carers Consultative Group just over a month ago, is suffering from a dearth of men with not so much as a tenor or a bass to be seen!
Membership of the Choir is open to cancer patients at any stage of their cancer pathway and cancer survivors; members are welcome to take along a family member or friend to join with them. Rehearsals take place on Mondays, 7.30pm - 9pm in the Friend’s Meeting House, Silverwell Street, Bolton. People don’t need to be able to read music or be fantastic singers to join; they just need enthusiasm, a willingness to learn and the desire to have fun.
Choir members have already taken part in their first performance after joining other community choirs to perform at the opening ceremony of the Bolton 2012 Games and with further engagements in their diary they are very keen to build up their membership as quickly as possible.
Karen Elliott, Chair of the Group said: -
‘I’ve been attending rehearsals and it’s a great atmosphere; people really seem to be enjoying themselves. Some people sing in other Choirs also or have sung in such in the past, for several this is an entirely new experience but already they are sounding like a Choir that’s been together far longer than they actually have thanks to the enthusiastic leadership of our Musical Director – Clive Rushworth who puts everyone at their ease and makes rehearsals lighthearted and fun. Clive has a wealth of experience and we are indebted to him for having agreed to take up this position despite his already heavy commitments.
We hope eventually to build the Choir to around 70 strong so we have a fair way to go yet. Anyone interested – and a special plea to all the stage-shy guys out there, please come and join us; if you’ve never sung outside of the bathroom before you might be surprised just how much you enjoy it.’
Enquiries to Karen on 01204 595562; alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org or simply turn up any Monday evening.
Member since: 10th July 2012
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