Plan to transform residents into a choir

The group rehearsing
The group rehearsing
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Residents of Burcott and Ivinghoe Aston have started a new charity venture to raise money for the Pepper Foundation.

Sally Ashton-May, Taira Foo and Sam Kennell, came up with the idea to pull together a group of people and create a choir to raise money for charity.

The idea is based on the Gareth Malone principle of taking a group of non singers and transforming them into a choir, the group have nine weeks to rehearse and they began in February.

Sally Ashton-May, one of the organisers, said: “Most of our volunteers can not and never have sung, they are learning two songs and will record a CD to sell to family and friends.

“All money raised will go to Pepper, we wanted to help the charity because it does a lot of good things for local people.

“The group are doing really well, I want to thank everyone that has helped with this project.”

The group will be taught by West End Performers Taira Foo and Chris Lennon.

The choir will perform with composer John Cameron at Eaton Bray Village Hall on Saturday, May 9, as part of an Evening of Entertainment, the evening will also showcase other talented performers.

They hope to raise £3000, to donate, visit: www.justgiving.com/voice-of-the-village