SEARCH FOR CHRISTMAS STARS
Date Posted: 20-09-2015
Bolton Cancer Voices are on the search for a constellation of stars to appear on stage with them in their forthcoming Christmas Concert ‘Jingle Bell Sing-A-Long’, in the Victoria Hall, Bolton, on Saturday 5th December.
Formed in June 2012, this will be the third occasion the North West’s only dedicated Choir for cancer patients and cancer survivors has staged this popular festive event, which will see them joined for the first time by the Greater Manchester Police Band.
The concert has a strong audience participation element where everyone comes together in rousing voice to sing a selection of carols and well-known Christmas melodies: Bolton Cancer Voices is inviting anyone who has received a cancer diagnosis of any type, at any time, to add their voice to the massed Choir and join them on stage in these sing along numbers; an invitation also extended to any healthcare professional involved in the treatment, care or support of cancer patients and their families.
Potential participants need to be able to commit to attending 5 rehearsals in the lead up to the event.
Karen Elliott, Chair of Bolton Cancer Voices said:
‘This is a great concert for the whole family, which just keeps getting better year on year.
We already have around 25 additional people who have been coming along to participate in ‘Jingle Bell Sing-A-Long’ since we introduced the event in 2013, including a number of professionals and we would like to offer more cancer patients, cancer survivors and healthcare professionals – both in hospitals and in the community, the chance to come and experience the joy of singing and the exhilaration of live performance: accordingly we estimate we can accommodate a further 20 people but will do our utmost to ensure we don’t turn anybody away should numbers exceed this.
None of the programme being performed by the massed Choir is difficult and you don’t need to be able to read music; there are no geographical restrictions to the invitation, as long as people meet the basic criteria and can get to Bolton for rehearsals. Everyone is assured of a warm welcome and there’ll no doubt be lots of laughs along the way!
If appearing in the spotlight doesn’t appeal to you or you don’t meet our criteria for participation, tickets for ‘Jingle Bell Sing-A-Long’ are now available priced £5-00, from the Ticket Secretary on 01204 883977 and as a special early Christmas present if you buy 10 tickets in a single transaction we’ll give you the 11th FREE!’
To enquire about taking part in ‘Jingle Bell Sing-A-Long’ contact Karen on 01204 595562 / 07773 164235 or email Boltoncancervoices@yahoo.com.