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Crescendo Choir has raised £2,200 for local Derby based charity Annabel’s Angels over 2 years later than
their original concert.

Originally to take place on 21 March 2020 – 2 days before our PM told people to stay at home – the local amateur community choir of 72 members had to cancel for fears about participants and audiences’ wellbeing.  Little did they know it would be more than 2 years before they would be able to perform.

The concert was finally held in the magnificent Pears Hall at Repton School on 7 May 2022.  Over 200 family and friends were entertained by a full repertoire of songs from the shows, standards and three outstanding solos, demonstrating a varied range of voices and interests.

The choir – who rehearse at Leylands Estate on Broadway – is a mixed choir of ladies and men, covering all voices and age ranges.  Musical Director Robin Fugill said “A thoroughly entertaining evening of memorable songs, sung memorably by a great choir.” 


Rachel Hayward, Chair of the charity and a member of the choir said “Our grant scheme is funded through fundraising events and public donations which was all but wiped out by the restrictions over the last 2 years.  This funding has come just at the right moment, and we will be able to support at least 10 families.  We are so thankful to the choir for agreeing to perform and waiting those 2 long years to showcase their amazing voices”.

For more information on Annabel’s Angels

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