Launching in September, Sing for Life will sign up 40 or more local women to take part in a ten week pop-up singing project. Working towards a fantastic live performance event at The Cresset this November, all funds raised will be supporting Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice.
It’s all about the journey
Sing for Life kicks off with introduction sessions on Thursday 8th September (7-10pm), Friday 9th September (7-10pm) and Saturday 10th September 2022 (2-5pm) at The John Mansfield Campus in Dogsthorpe. You'll be able to meet the team and some of the other women who’ll be taking part.
You’ll learn to sing, meet new people, challenge yourself, perform live on stage and help raise crucial funds for Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice's expert end-of-life-care, so that they can continue to be there when it matters for patients and their families in the local community.
The Sing for Life concert will be at Peterborough’s Cresset Theatre at 7.30pm on Friday 11th November.
Don’t worry, it's not an audition and there’s no big red buzzer, it’s just an opportunity to find out more and get involved. Absolutely no previous singing experience is needed, just a willingness to step outside your comfort zone, get stuck in and give it a go.
Helping women find their voice
“Sing for Life is not about finding the next Adele; it’s about helping ordinary women find their voice” says William Prideaux, the project’s director. “So many people lack confidence or genuinely believe they can't sing, but deep down just about everyone secretly has a favourite karaoke number. We promise we’ll have you singing, and loving it, in no time!”
After missing a year due to Covid-19, last year’s project was a bumper one with over one hundred brave women signing up in September 2021, all eager to learn to sing and raise money for Thorpe Hall Hospice. And they smashed it, giving the performance of their lives and raising almost £10,000 for Sue Ryder.
For most of them, it was their very first experience of singing in public.
An exciting adventure
Raluca and Reka took part in last year's event. They both got so much out of the experience, including making new friends and feeling the sense of togetherness when singing with others.
Raluca says: “Sing for Life showed me how music and the expert guidance of a conductor can turn total strangers into a performing choir in just a few weeks. The journey from the first rehearsal until the much-anticipated concert night was an exciting adventure of finding new friends, learning songs from diverse genres, and discovering the synergy of singing in a group for a greater good!”
Reka agrees, saying: “Sing for Life was a fantastic thing to get involved with soon after moving to Peterborough. I got an endorphin boost every week doing what I love with like-minded, kind people. It was great to make new friends, be part of something bigger and raise money for charity!”
Hitting the high notes for our care
Helen Kingston, Community Fundraiser at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice, says:
“We are delighted that Sing for Life 2022 will raise the roof in aid of Thorpe Hall Hospice. At Sue Ryder, we believe that the end of someone’s life is the most important time of their life.
“Our care teams do all they can to make room for the things that matter - like spending time with loved ones, sharing stories, jokes and memories, and filling their final days with love. It’s truly fitting that our friends at Sing for Life 2022 are helping to raise vital funds so we can be there when it matters for local families, while creating joy through music and helping to bring people together. We want to wish everyone taking part lots of luck – we can’t wait to hear the group hit the high notes!”
Will you be in the next choir?
Whatever your starting point, Sing for Life will improve your singing and your confidence in leaps and bounds and, while you might not end up winning the X Factor or performing at Covent Garden, that’s a huge confidence boost and very liberating!
So, if you’re looking for a challenge and you’d like to know more, get in touch with the Sing for Life team. They'd love to hear from you so you can start your singing journey - there's a whole new world waiting!