Solihull singers help raise £45,000 for Comic Relief - The Solihull Observer

Solihull singers help raise £45,000 for Comic Relief

Solihull Editorial 29th Mar, 2021   0

CHOIRISTERS in Solihull swapped song sheets for cooking, cocktail making and exercise classes to raise funds for Comic Relief.

Rock Choir hosted a virtual weekend festival for team members to share their newfound lockdown skills and raised £45,000 for charity.

The event involved different Rock Choir Leaders including Sonia Eyre who looks after the choirs in Solihull and Dorridge going live at different times with their skills.

Amongst other activities led by the team, the audience was treated to a live singing and stage confidence workshop hosted by actor and musical theatre star Gary Wilmot and his wife Sara followed by an exercise work-out with Mr Motivator and a children’s session with BBC Cbeebies star Katy Ashworth.

Dancing, cooking, cocktail-making and karaoke was also crammed in leading to the live streamed concert finale on the Sunday evening, which was produced and directed at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

The concert took place in line with strict government guidelines but allowed the Rock Choir Leaders to deliver an emotional and powerful performance.

The concert took place in an empty auditorium but was streamed live to thousands of households across the globe as families watched from the comfort of their own homes.

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