The Ely Pop Up Gospel choir is hoping to raise the roof and thousands for charity as local performers and special soloists take to the stage on Sunday 16th July.
The choir was launched last year by West End performer and Ely mother of three Lisa Olsworth-Peter, who decided to start up the group again because of it’s popularity. The choir originally had 42 members but 62 people will be singing their hearts out at St Mary’s Church this weekend. Last year’s one off concert was packed to the rafters so this year there will be two performances, at 2:30pm and 6pm.
More than £2,200 has already been raised through ticket sales, with proceeds being donated to St Mary’s Church Summer Party and Potters Village, a Child Crisis and Medical Centre in South West Uganda.
Ely Pop Up Gospel Choir’s founder, Lisa Olsworth-Peter, commented: “The choir is made up of such an incredible group of people, the atmosphere is electric and there is so much joy in the community. This year I’m absolutely thrilled that we’ll be premiering a song written by the extremely talented Shean Williams, who’ll be performing with us following his recent work with Robbie Williams and Craig David! We’ll also be singing songs from The Lion King and are so honoured that our soloist will be Alex Agboke, who has performed in the show’s West End production.”
Sunday’s concert will also include songs from Sister Act, as well as classics including When The Saints Go Marching In and Glory Glory Hallelujah. Anyone interested in attending the concert should email firstname.lastname@example.org as there are still some tickets available.
For more information about Potters Village, please visit www.pottersvillage.org.uk