St Wilfrid's Hospice Community Choir



ABOUT


St Wilfrid's Hospice Community Choir is a welcoming and friendly group that enables people to experience the joy and therapeutic benefits of singing and camaraderie. A range of music is covered, rock and pop, new and old, classic and modern and the choir members learn different vocal ranges and harmonies with the wonderful support and guidance of Aneesa – all in a very happy,relaxed and supportive environment. All abilities are welcome and guaranteed fun is had by all.

We currently have a register of approximately 80 people, of which about half meet and rehearse weekly at the hospice and perform two concerts a year in order to raise funds, namely Summer and Christmas.

Sometimes, other performances are put on too, (for those who wish to join in), like busking or a flashmob!!

Some of our members have experienced the amazing care and comfort given by the hospice staff to them and their loved ones; others simply wish to support our local hospice whilst benefiting from music and song. Come and join us for coffee and cake, music and friendship. You won’t want to leave!


Term Dates: Thursdays from 10th March - 17th July, 17:30 - 19:00 

Cost: £7 advance payment / £10 drop in / £5 with agreement

Venue: St Wilfrid's Hospice, Educational Suite (upstairs)


Choir Staff & Volunteers



Volunteers

Membership / registration

Lesley Pizzey

07949 924 875

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Volunteer Treasurer

Jane Darling

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Volunteer Secretary

Elaine Lindfield

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Volunteer Publicity

Christina Cavali

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Volunteer Event raffles & cake 

Vanessa Washbourne


EVENTS


Summer concert

Sunday 17th July, 18:00 at St Wilfrid's Hospice

Raffle Prizes, Cake and joyous music to look forward to!


Videos


Testimonials

 Thank you so much for tonight you are an inspiration! What a super experience. Just felt so alive singing with a lovely group of people. Good for my heart and soul.” Thank you 

Ginnie xx (SOP 1)

I didn't quite know what to expect when I joined the choir a few years ago. The variety of songs that we sing each week are wonderful, and the concerts are such fun and so amazingly joyful. What I also didn't expect, was that I would meet such a friendly and supportive group of people who really rally round to help each other. The work undertaken to maintain the success of the choir, its promotion and subsequent fundraising for the hospice is a pleasure to be involved in.

Elaine (Low Tune)


Members News

"When the anniversary of our dear Claudio's passing comes around myself and our daughters, Paige & Abbie always try to do something uplifting to recall the most amazing care received from St Wilfrid Hospice, not only for Claudio but his 3 girls too.In December 2021 we had an open house event where local businesses came together to support us with raffle prizes, donations and myself and my daughters baked until we dropped and sold homemade cakes, savoury pastries, mulled wine & cider. We raised a whopping £1,626.56. The imminent re gathering of the Hospice choir in the new year spurred us on as we wanted to sign post some of the money raised to support the choir.I joined the Hospice Choir in 2019 and haven’t looked back! The choir community has been fundamental to our ongoing links to the hospice and particularly helped me with my grieving. Singing with my new choir friends is an absolute joy and Aneesa our Choir Facilitator brings an energy and warmth that brings us altogether. The hospice is not just about loss it is a place to come together, laugh, make new friends and talk about losing loved ones which is ok and makes us stronger!!"

Christina Cavallari


Support Us 

Donations & Sponsorship

St Wilfrid's Hospice Community Choir warmly appreciate and welcome donations & sponsorship. If you are unable to attend one of our concerts or rehearsals or events but would like to support us you can make a donation to the choir at  

 PayPal.Me/SWHCommunityChoir 

OR

you can support us in lots of ways including

Sponsoring sound equipment for our concerts

Book us to sing at your events

Promote us in your newsletters

Offer Prizes for our Raffles 

Sponsor our choir T - Shirts

Sponsor a member to attend rehearsals

We would love to say thank you with 

2 complimentary tickets to our concerts

to thank you in our concert programme and 

mention you on our website

You can also speak to our volunteer treasurer, Jane Darling on our choir email address if you would like to support the choir by way of a donation. These can be anonymous but we would love to thank you!

Choir email address: 

stwilfridshospicecc@gmail.com

Please note that we are in the process of setting up a Community Choir bank account, but this takes a little time. As soon as this is operational, all choir funds will transfer to the new account and the PayPal link will change.

In the meantime, our choir Facilitator and Musical Director Aneesa has kindly allowed us to use her PayPal so that we don’t miss out on any of your much appreciated support and donations. As treasurer, I keep full details of the choir finances going in and out of the account. 

Jane Darling, SWHCC Volunteer Treasurer


THANK YOU's

SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS - Thank you to St Wilfrid's Hospice for enabling choir members to sing and support the hospice with so many things including printing, publicising & supporting the choir


DONATIONS - Thank you to 

Christine Cavallari

 - for making a donation to the choir from your Supper Club 

- for sponsoring our raffle tickets

Members of the choir who are too sweet to shout about their support of the hospice choir but we know they have done so, including

Lesley, Jane, Elaine, Vanessa, Paul, Pauline, Margaret, Eva, Stu, Karen, Rachel & Mog


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