Red Leicester have been pretty busy recently, with plenty more coming up in May and June.
On the 24th of April we held our (usually) annual fundraiser, joining forces with the Greenshoots Ceilidh Orchestra to raise money for the choir and for the Red Cross appeal for the earthquake in Haiti. It was a great success, and we raised over £500 for the appeal. A big thank you to everyone who came along and danced with us!
Some members of our choir have also been very busy organising the third annual Leicester Sing for Water, which takes place on Sunday 6th June in Bede Park. Lots of Red Leicester singers will be attending to raise money for WaterAid – if you’re interested in singing with us, take a look at leicestersingforwater.org.uk.
Red Leicester will be one of 25 choirs singing for 25 minutes each at the LOROS 25th Anniversary concert on Saturday 26th June, at Longslade Community College in Birstall.
We are also busy preparing our songs for the National Street Choir Festival in Sheffield, which takes place from the 9th to the 11th of July. This is a great event, bringing together choirs from all over the UK, and we’re looking forward to performing in the concert, busking on the streets of Sheffield, and taking part in workshops.