Singing on stage at Birmingham’s prestigious Symphony Hall is something many people can only dream of, but for members of Worcester’s Got 2 Sing contemporary choir it was a reality.
They formed part of the 500 strong Got 2 Sing group of choirs which packed the stage on Sunday at that internationally renowned concert venue for a One Voice concert, raising over £8,300 for the Worcestershire Breast Unit Haven charity.
Beth Dunn, founder and director of Got 2 Sing, was delighted with the success of the evening. She said: “It was a superb concert on every level. We’ve been inundated with messages praising the choir for their professional, polished performance and we were delighted with the amount raised for the charity.
“As a non-auditioned choir, it was simply incredible to hear everyone singing their hearts out on stage and what a fantastic sound they made. It was truly amazing.”
Lexi Craigie, chief fundraiser for the charity, said: “We are thrilled with the fantastic amount of money raised. These funds are vital to enable the Worcestershire Breast Unit Haven help those with breast cancer so we’re incredibly grateful to everyone for their support.”
The 2,000-plus audience was treated to a full programme of contemporary songs, opening with You’re the Voice, through to a spectacular performance of One Voice before ending with a traditional flag-waving Proms finale which included Land of Hope and Glory.
The choir comprised members from Worcester and nine other Got 2 Sing choirs from across the Midlands.
Tenor Russell Painter was compere for the evening and also joined the Youth Choir in its rendition of a Sound of Music medley.