Choir’s mu­sic night set to raise the fundrais­ing bar

Macclesfield Express - - EAST CHESHIRE HOSPICE -

THE Clar­i­tas Choir will be dis­play­ing its ver­sa­tile singing tal­ents at a con­cert at Bolling­ton Arts Cen­tre on Fri­day, May 20, at 7.30pm.

Soloists Char­lotte Jef­fries and Sarah Doggett will sup­port the choir, which raises funds for East Cheshire Hospice.

The choir will per­form a wide range of well-known songs. Tick­ets, priced at £5, are avail­able from the Bolling­ton Arts Cen­tre web­site www. bolling­tonarts­cen­tre. co.uk.

Char­lotte, aged 15, from Poyn­ton, has taken lead roles in mu­si­cals Re­turn to the For­bid­den Planet and Av­enue Q. She also plays clar­inet and pi­ano.

Sarah, a for­mer pupil of The Fal­li­b­roome Acad­emy, is a pro­fes­sional mu­si­cian and has per­formed both on the stage and on al­bums with artists such as West End star Ruthie Hen­shall, Gwen Dickey from Rose Royce and Ka­t­rina and the Waves.

Sarah, who lives in Bolling­ton, has toured with bands and has sung on ships and now teaches singing at her old school, among oth­ers.

There will also be a raf­fle at the con­cert with prizes do­nated by lo­cal busi­nesses.

Clar­i­tas is cel­e­brat­ing its 10th an­niver­sary and is al­ready mak­ing plans for a spe­cial birth­day con­cert in Novem­ber.

Last year the choir do­nated a record £5,700 to the hospice from con­certs.

Mean­while, the choir is look­ing for a pi­ano ac­com­pa­nist to work with its mu­si­cal di­rec­tor Kath Ib­bot­son.

Good keyboard and sight-read­ing skills are re­quired and time to ac­com­pany the choir at re­hearsals and some con­certs and per­haps lead an oc­ca­sional re­hearsal.

Pre­vi­ous ex­pe­ri­ence in ac­com­pa­ny­ing vo­cal/ in­stru­men­tal groups or soloists would be an ad­van­tage.

More de­tails from www. clar­i­taschoir.com or kathib­bot­son@ google­mail.com.

Com­mit­tee mem­ber Jan El­lis said: “New choir mem­bers are al­ways wel­come and there are no au­di­tions.

“You just have to en­joy singing, both to bring plea­sure and raise funds for East Cheshire Hospice which is the aim of our mu­si­cal evening.”

Any­one in­ter­ested in join­ing can email Melanie Flint, the mem­ber­ship sec­re­tary, at tl­wg­wilt@ya­hoo.co.uk.

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