Gospel Choir hopes to break fundraising record

Ely Pop Up Gospel Choir is hoping to raise £5,000 for children in Kenya as more than 60 singers take to the stage for the third consecutive year.
The choir will be performing afternoon and evening concerts at St Mary’s Church on Saturday 9th June. Numbers include The Greatest Showman’s This Is Me, Happy by Pharrell Williams and Something Inside So Strong, as well as more spiritual songs such as Steal Away and Holy, Holy.
More than £6,000 was raised for Potters Village following the choir’s concerts in May 2016 and July 2017, but this year’s ticket sale proceeds will go to To Kenya With Love. This charity transforms the lives of poverty stricken children in Kisumu, the country’s third largest city.
The Pop Up Gospel Choir is directed by West End performer and Ely mother of three Lisa Olsworth-Peter, who said: “As always the concerts will be lively, fun and full of energy but there will also be some slower, more reflective songs which sound fantastic because the choir makes such a rich and beautiful sound. It’s a real community of all ages and abilities who share a love of music, and their enthusiasm is infectious. People who come to the concerts will leave with a spring in their step and they can feel proud to have helped provide vital support for children in Kenya.”
For more information about the Ely Pop Up Gospel Choir and to book concert tickets at 2:30pm or 6pm on Saturday 9th June, please contact Kirsty Smith at gospelchoir@stmarysely.org or visit St Mary’s Church OfficeTickets are £10 and Concessions £5, with the price including refreshments. The charity’s website is www.tkwl.org.uk

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