There is something very special about people who sing in a choir. Ask them to do something, and they just do it! This has been my experience since starting VivaVox in October 2013 and I know I'm not alone in experiencing this, having spoken to many of my peers who run choirs.
The run up to our Afternoon At The Musicals in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, was no exception. I asked people to sell tickets - we expected around 80 people....over 100 turned up! I asked for a few prizes to run a tombola, people turned up, not with one prize, but a bag full of them! Since we were running a tea and cake afternoon, I asked people to bake in order to keep the costs down.....I seriously have never seen as many buns and cakes in one place in my life!! I asked for helpers, people couldn't do enough to help get everything set up in time for our audience, who were queing down the street when I opened the doors to Garforth Welfare Hall at 4.00pm.
This sense of community and working together is what makes singing in a choir so magical, and their hard work most certainly paid off. The lovely feedback from our audience and the £622.71 raised for Macmillan Cancer Support made it all worthwhile.
A thousand thank yous to all our wonderful singers, their friends and family and our supporters for joining us yesterday and making the afternoon such a success for a much needed and very worthwhile cause.
If you missed our concert yesterday (or loved it so much you want to see it again!) you can see it for FREE on Sunday 26th July at Kippax Band Club, 7.00pm at our Friends and Family night. Come along an join us and see exactly what makes a choir magic.