It’s been a tough time for many local groups during the pandemic, including choirs. Choirs are still not yet able to meet up but that has not deterred Bostock Singers
The amazing enthusiasm of Nicola Howbrigg and the talents of Alison Richards have meant that Bostock Singers have continued to meet weekly via Zoom and rehearse. However, no concerts have meant that we have had to get creative with the fundraising.
During the first lockdown, Bostock Singers put together a video of our version of the Coldplay classic, Fix You. This raised £1938 for Parkinson’s UK.
Then at Christmas, we decided to create a video of one of the choir’s Christmas favourites, O, Holy Night, this time to raise money for St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice at Winsford. This raised £1465.96. The choir and charities are hugely grateful for everyone’s support.
So Bostock Singers have decided to do it again!
The choir has chosen to continue to support St. Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice.
Since 1988, St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice has been providing palliative care to local people, supporting them in ways, which go beyond the scope and funding of the NHS. They offer a huge range of support from end of life care to supporting carers, and from helping children cope with grief to helping patients return to work after an illness. They are a charity and provide all their care for free, so they rely on the generosity and commitment of their supporters to raise more than 80% of their costs.
Bostock Singers have created a video of our version of ‘Let the river run’. The song was originally written and sung by Carly Simon and it featured in the 1986 movie ‘Working Girl’. Bostock Singers were lucky enough to perform this together on the stage at Venue Cymru in Llandudno during the North Wales Choral Festival in 2019.
All the technical aspects of the recording were completed within the choir by a fantastic team consisting of Nicola Howbrigg, Alison Richards and Andy Martell.
If you would like to watch the YouTube video of ‘Let the River Run’ and are able to make a donation to St. Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice, please follow the link below: