Letchworth community choir holds summer concert for hospice

A COMMUNITY choir is holding a summer concert on Saturday to raise money for a hospice which cares for the terminally ill.

Letchworth City Chorus will be singing music ranging from Mozart to Queen in their annual show at St Mary’s Church in Hitchin.

Speaking about the concert, City Chorus member Natalie Willby said: “We’ve called it a summer celebration as it’s a wide range of music and we wanted to celebrate all different genres.

“There’s music from Phantom of the Opera and the Lion King, to Zadok the Priest - the anthem used for the UEFA Champions League - and Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen. It’s certainly a bit more challenging - pieces like Zadok the Priest aren’t usually sung by amateur choirs.”

Since its formation in 2010 by Tony Ridgway-Cole, the choir has so far raised �6,000 for the Garden House Hospice in Letchworth GC, and will once again present all the proceeds from the night to the charity.


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“When Tony found the chorus in 2010 the hospice was the associated charity. They’re trying to raise �1.3m just to keep their doors open and to keep specialist services going so we’re trying to help as much as we can.”

The concert starts at 7pm with tickets, priced at �10, available at David’s Music in Letchworth GC and Hitchin Initiative. Alternatively, visit www.citychorus.org

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