7th Dec, 2016

Cash boost has Alcester Male Voice Choir singing a happy tune

Stratford Editorial 2nd Aug, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

ALCESTER Male Voice Choir is singing a happy tune after being given a cash boost.

The 80-strong group was awarded a grant of £1,000 as part of Waitrose’s Music Matters scheme, which recognises projects or organisations that make an outstanding contribution to music in their community.

The cash injection was one of only 30 such grants to be given in the UK this year and will help the choir continue its work promoting music actorss the town and beyond.

Michelle Winmill, partner coordination manager at Waitrose Alcester, said: “We are aware of the choir’s contribution as well as the difference they have made to other organisations and charities by raising many thousands of pounds over the years.

“It is the first time we have had a successful applicant in this area and the choir thoroughly deserve it.”

Choir founder Judith Land added: “I would like to thank the John Lewis Partnership and Waitrose for the grant, which we are delighted to receive. We work very hard and I am proud the choir has been recognised for this.”