Choirs join forces for charity

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TWO local choirs are to perform at Wirksworth Town Hall on Saturday, April 2, to help raise money for the latest Mayor’s Charity Concert.

The last concert for the cause proved to be roaring success as The Wam Bam Band played at a night that eventually raised a profit of £1,500.

This time around, the performers will be Raise Your Voices and BelCanto. Raise Your Voices are a choir based in Wirksworth who have been active since 2009 under the musical directorship of Lester Simpson, part of the internationally renowned folk trio Coope, Boyes and Simpson.

They are about 60 in number and have a repertoire based around folk, blues and world music.

Belcanto are a relatively new male voice choir based in Ambergate, again with a varied repertoire.

The concert starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are £5, available from Traidlinks or on 01629 823752.