Date Posted: 14-04-2016
Bolton Cancer Voices have launched a manhunt to rebalance the timbre of their Choir after finding the women of the Choir outnumber the men by over 6-1!
Formed in June 2012, the Choir has only one criterion for membership and that is that you must have received a cancer diagnosis at some point in your life. People from across the North West and beyond can join, as long as they are able to travel to the centre of Bolton for rehearsals. Previous choral experience isn’t necessary; there is no requirement to read music, no auditions to worry about and membership is FREE
Though brought together by cancer, the Choir is united by their love of singing, the desire to have fun and their wish to entertain and inspire others. Last year they undertook six concerts / appearances and this year’s programme got underway with a concert at the beginning of the month at the Theatre Royal, Ramsbottom, where they were guests of the Square Street Singers.
With a growing repertoire, which embraces many genres of music, the Choir offers cancer patients and cancer survivors an informal forum to meet with others, who are or have been, in a similar situation as themselves. It provides a weekly opportunity to focus on something positive and enjoyable and can provide a much-needed distraction at a time when it may feel that lcancer has become all-consuming.
Karen Elliott, Chair of Bolton Cancer Voices said:
‘Whatever stage people are at in their cancer journey and beyond, they will be made most welcome. We are a very friendly bunch and everyone understands the highs, lows and challenges of living with a cancer diagnosis.
Singing is a thoroughly enjoyable activity that can have therapeutic benefits too.
We’re appealing to all the men out there whose life has been touched by cancer, not to be shy in coming forward to join us: we need YOU!’
The Choir rehearses on Monday evenings at the Friends Meeting House, in Bolton. To find out more about this inspirational Choir call Karen on 01204 595562 / 07773 164235 or visit their website – www.boltoncancervoices.org.uk