A community choir bringing together singers of all levels of talent and experience is being formed for a one off performance.
Trombonist and Salvation Army member Guy Peverell, 48, of Bourne Road, Essendine, has launched Bourne to Sing in a bid to get new people experiencing the joy of being part of a choir.
The idea for a day of singing came to Guy late last year when his daughter Brooke, 15, suggested he organise a fundraising concert for the community.
But the day has turned out to be much more than that. While there will be school choirs and musicians performing separately Guy wants everyone to come together for the day to form a choir lead by Julie Wheeler, an experienced choir leader who has worked with both youth and senior choirs, and who recently won the regional finals for BBC Choir of Year.
Guy said: “It is open to all ages from teenagers to octogenarians.”
“I want it to be a good community event. I think people will really enjoy it.”
The idea was partly inspired by recent television series where community choirs have been formed.
Guy said: “Everyone is blessed with a voice of ranging levels and with a bit of training you can get a decent sound out of anyone. We might not be the greatest choir in the world but we will put on a reasonable performance.”
The day is planned for Sunday, April 7 and will take place at Bourne Academy.
Performers will meet at midday for an afternoon of rehearsals, followed by a buffet dinner before the concert at 7pm.
The event has been supported by a £1,000 grant from the Len Pick Trust.
Tickets for the full day are £10, or £3 for evening concert only, available from Sally Anne’s in West Street, Bourne, firstname.lastname@example.org or Guy Peverell on 07968185068.