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Preston youngsters join forces for musical fundraiser

30 January 2014

Rachel Atkinson

Two city centre schools will join the award-winning UCLan Chamber Choir for a singing spectacular

Local youngsters will be hitting the high notes and giving music fans a real treat when they join forces with the University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) award-winning Chamber Choir.

Students from a city based primary and secondary school will be joined by a Fylde coast college to harmonise together with the 28 members of the UCLan Chamber Choir for the popular charity fundraiser.

The Chamber Choir members are all undergraduates on the BA (Hons) Music Theatre degree and each year, to provide a focal point for choral singing, the Choir invites local schools and colleges to join them in concert.

For 2014 the special guest choirs are:
- Queen’s Drive Primary School from Fulwood
- All Hallows Catholic High School from Penwortham
- Lytham St Anne’s Technology and Performing Arts College

The concert takes place in UCLan’s Darwin Lecture Theatre on Wednesday 5 March at 7.30pm

The concert takes place in UCLan’s Darwin Lecture Theatre on Wednesday 5 March at 7.30pm.

During the past few years the Choir has won both the Good Housekeeping Choir of the Year prize and the adult category of the BBC Choir of the Year. The Choir, who has also performed on BBC’s Songs of Praise, has a wide and varied repertoire that includes music from the Renaissance to the present day, as well as a range of styles from classical to swing.

“The University Chamber Choir concert has become an annual not-to-miss event within the city."

Mark Goggins, Choir Director and Music Theatre Course Leader, said: “The University Chamber Choir concert has become an annual not-to-miss event within the city.

“The exuberant members are very committed and enthusiastic to showcase their vocal talents to a packed audience and they can’t wait to take to the stage alongside the three local choirs.”

As well as raising funds for choir robes, the concert also supports the University's Harris Bursary Fund which helps disadvantaged students.

Tickets have historically sold out quickly so early booking is strongly recommended. Refreshments and raffle tickets will be available on arrival and during the interval. Parking is free on the University’s car parks for the duration of the concert. Tickets can be purchased over the telephone by credit or debit card priced £9 for adults and £6 for students and children. Please call Tania during office hours on 01772 894106.