Charity choir still recruiting

the ORGANISER of a local campaign encouraging people to sign up, sing up and ‘Stand Up to Cancer’ is aiming to attract 100 singers for a special one-off performance.

Fraser McGlynn launched the appeal two weeks ago to form a choir to raise funds for the cancer charity and, since The Review’s story, has been contacted by 35 people who will join an ensemble of 16 experienced local performers for a concert at the beginning of March. The choir’s unique performance will be the climax to the evening’s entertainment.

Founder of The Song Shop stage school, Fraser will coach the choir himself and is now keen to increase its number to a round figure of 100. Anyone interested in taking part still has time to get involved before rehearsals start this Monday, March 11. He was moved to form the choir and support the campaign after watching a performance of a similar group, all of whom were undergoing treatment for cancer or were in remission, during the ‘Stand up to Cancer telethon on Channel 4 last October.

The first rehearsal will be held at 7.45pm in the Old & St Andrew’s Church hall and further details are available from Fraser on 01674 673236 or by e-mailing

The ‘Stand Up to Cancer’ concert will be staged in the town hall on Friday, March 1 and tickets, which are limited to 400, costing £10 are on sale now in Henry Hogg’s newsagent on the High Street.