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‘Three Choir Appeal’ Success as £1,160.00 raised for Air Ambulance Carlton, Sandiacre and Pye Hill & District Male Voice Choirs

Carlton, Sandiacre and Pye Hill & District Male Voice Choirs joined forces to raise
money for the vital services provided by the Derbyshire, Leicester, Rutland,
Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance in a concert held on Saturday 30 th
July 2022, at St. Paul’s Church, Daybrook, Nottingham. The money raised will also be
used to support the Children’s Air Ambulance nationally.
All three well known and long-standing choirs performed several of their diverse range of
songs, representing all genres of music, from traditional male voice choir favourites to
songs from the shows, gospel, pop and contemporary music – something for everyone!
The choirs were led by their respective Musical Directors, Ian Watts, Stuart Graham and
Linda Darnell. The concert ended in the choirs’ joining forces to both sensitively and
powerfully perform classic male voice ‘anthems’, culminating in ‘American Trilogy’,
accompanied by the impressive Ian Watts on the church organ, lifting the roof! All
performances were enhanced by the wonderful acoustics of St. Pauls Church who also
gave its facilities free to support the charity.
Entry to the concert was free to the public with voluntary donations collected by
representatives of the Air Ambulance. The concert was deliberately organised not to
restrict anyone from attending, irrespective of their means and recognising the financial
pressure many people are experiencing at present, leaving it to individuals to give what
they could afford, without any obligation. The fact that £1,160.00 was raised for the Air
Ambulance without ticket sales is testament to the following of the combined choirs and
the generosity of the public who filled the church to capacity.
Several ovations were received during the concert for all three choirs’ individual
performances and a standing ovation from the audience was received at the end of
All three choirs are constantly looking to recruit new members and you will receive a
warm welcome if you wish to join any of the male voice choirs who took part in the
concert. Further details are available on all choir websites.
Malcolm Hill
Concert Secretary & Publicity Officer
Pye Hill & District Male Voice Choir Est: 1903
And on behalf of Carlton and Sandiacre Male Voice Choirs

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