Community choir reforms for show

St. Mary's Church, Banbury. NNL-150902-170130009
St. Mary's Church, Banbury. NNL-150902-170130009

Community choir Voices are reuniting for a concert on December 5, from 7.30pm, in St Marys Church in Banbury.

The concert is to raise money for People Like Me and St Marys Church.

People Like Me is a charity set up by by Stephi Underdown, one of the original members of Voices, to help young adults who have been diagnosed with a blood cancer.

Stephi was diagnosed with Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2012 but thanks to a stem cell transplant, she is now in remission.

The charity provides financial support to other young adults with a similar diagnosis, to help them to retain their independence and to help with the costs of retraining once they are in remission.

The charity is also looking for more trustees and anyone interested can speak to a member of the team on Saturday night.

The Voices choir has not performed together since 2003 but original founder and director, Su Appleton Plows, has brought the group back together for this special event.

All former members of Voices are very welcome to take part.

Also joining Voices for the concert are local barbershop chorus Fiveways, Black Velvet and 1940s style close harmony quarter, The Fortune Cookies.

Also making solo appearances will be Stephi Underdown, David Smith, Maggie Davies and Helen Coad. The accompanist for the concert will be Chris Cheatham. The program contains popular and seasonal music and will be recorded live for Radio Horton.

Tickets, £8 adults, £6 concession are available from the box office on 01295 738512.