Choir set to strike a chord for charity with Halesowen concert

Halesowen News: BBC presenter Michael Collie BBC presenter Michael Collie

SINGERS are tuning up for a choir concert in Halesowen to raise much-needed funds for a leading cancer charity.

Voices in Harmony will perform a well-known collection of favourite classics and songs from the shows at Cornbow Hall in April.

Compere for the night will be BBC Midlands Today presenter Michael Collie, who has offered his services free of charge to support the fundraiser in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Choir spokesman Bill McBain said: “Sadly cancer seems to hit so many families that we all seem to know someone affected, but we are delighted to do our best to raise funds that hopefully will help eradicate this most dreadful of diseases.”

The 70-strong choir, based in Cradley Heath, has raised more than £80,000 for various charities since it was formed 15 years ago.

“This is an achievement of which we are very proud,” added Mr McBain.

Tickets for the concert, on Saturday April 5 at 7pm, are £8 and can be booked via the choir’s website at www.wihchoir.org or by calling 01384 635507.

Voices in Harmony can also be heard this spring at Holy Trinity Church, Old Hill, on Thursday April 17 with a rendition of Stainer's Crucifixion, at 7.30pm. Admission is free.

The choir is on the lookout for music-reading tenor and bass singers. Anyone interested in joining should phone musical director Stephen Bradley on 0121 550 9976.

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