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Choir and Band Sings and Swings for Charity

Graeme Hopson Published: 01 May 2024

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A recent collaboration between two local music groups has raised over £2000 for the Motor Neurone Disease Association. The VivaVoices community choirs from Norfolk and Suffolk joined forces with the Galaxy Big Band to 'Sing and Swing' at Risby Village Hall, near Bury St Edmunds. 50 people from across the region came to sing swing and easy listening classics from the 40s and 50s with a joint concert and dance with the band, raising over £1000.

The VivaVoices choirs, who run weekly choirs at Fairland United Reformed Church in Wymondham, as well as at four locations in Suffolk, put on five further concerts last month of songs from across the decades, bringing the total to £2068.

Rodney Brook from the Galaxy Big Band said, “We chose the MNDA because we were inspired by Rob Burrow’s and Kevin Sinfield’s story about Motor Neurone Disease and the challenges of dealing with it.”

Graeme Hopson, director of VivaVoices, added, "I’m delighted that we’ve raised so much for the MNDA, who do amazing work to support people living with the disease.”

Wymondham VivaVoices meets weekly during the school term on Wednesdays from 7.30pm. For more details visit vivavoices.com or call 01284 700286.

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