Choir to stage concert for Help for Heroes

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A CHOIR has raised more than £1,900 for charity.

Allegro will perform a fundraising concert on Saturday, July 12 at St Clement’s Church, Leigh, from 7.30pm.

The evening will be the fourth in a season of concerts in May, June and July raising funds for Help for Heroes and East Anglia Children's Hospices.

Concerts at St Barnabas, St Augustine’s and Benfleet Methodist have already raised over £1,900 and with the concert at St Clement’s the group hopes to reach their target of £2,500 in total for the season.

Allegro was established in November 2013 by a group of friends. All the members are experienced singers, but this is the first time they have all sung together.

Choir member Rob Gray said: “The theme of the concert will be Night and Day, a celebration of music from dawn to dusk, with music from traditional choral arrangements to popular modern composer Eric Whitacre, from hit musicals and Gilbert and Sullivan to an eight-part arrangement of Cole Porter’s The Way You Look Tonight.”

Tickets cost £10.

To reserve tickets phone the Allegro box office on 01268 751303.

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11:05am Thu 3 Jul 14

Jack222 says...

I do not like 'Help for Heroes'.

A physical hero is someone earns a medal. This charity assumes all who freely decided to go to the questionable wars in Iraq and Afghanistan - and so made the world more unsafe - and who were well paid, get pensions and compensation for injuries are 'heroes' and so deserve more money.

In reality they were people who chose to do a job of questionable worth for which they were well paid and received further compensation.

My charity goes to worthy causes.
I do not like 'Help for Heroes'. A physical hero is someone earns a medal. This charity assumes all who freely decided to go to the questionable wars in Iraq and Afghanistan - and so made the world more unsafe - and who were well paid, get pensions and compensation for injuries are 'heroes' and so deserve more money. In reality they were people who chose to do a job of questionable worth for which they were well paid and received further compensation. My charity goes to worthy causes. Jack222
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