Singing their hearts out at The Bourne to Sing event

Bourne to Sing community choir
Bourne to Sing community choir

Singers of all levels of talent and experience came together to form a community choir the first time last Sunday.

The Bourne to Sing event, which was the idea of trombonist and Salvation Army member Guy Peverell, 48, of Bourne Road, Essendine, has been hailed as a success by organisers.

More than 70 people came together to form a choir and brass ensemble, conducted by Julie Wheeler, an experienced choir leader who has worked with both youth and senior choirs.

The performers rehearsede through the afternoon before an evening performance to an almost full hall at Bourne Academy.

Mr Peverell said: “It was absolutely great. It was really enjoyable and very rewarding.

“The choir sang superbly together and everyone was really thrilled with it. All the feedback has been really positive.

The evening started with the diamond jubilee song, Sing, with a solo by the youngest member of the choir, Max Peverell.

Other solo items were performed and Westfield School Choir gave two superb performances.

The event was supported by a £1,000 grant from the Len Pick Trust and proceeds will go to Salvation Army.