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Ikley church choirs unite for charity CD
10:00am Sunday 1st December 2013 in Local news
While most of Ilkley’s residents were still rubbing the sleep from their eyes on a recent Saturday morning, 70 of St Margaret’s best singers were in church warming up their vocal chords with the aim of producing a fundraising CD.
By sunset, eight hours later, The Power of Music, a professionally-recorded disc, a mixture of secular and sacred music, was complete.
The idea of vicar’s wife Sue Gray, the project brought together the church’s three choirs – the seniors, SMS (the senior girls) and Cant and Dec, the 30-strong, fast-growing group which gives youngsters their first experience of harmonising.
One of the young singers said: “Recording this CD was very exciting and I’m really proud of it.”
The CD costs £8, and is available from the church now.
Contact the parish administrator on (01943) 607015 for a copy. Contact Sue Gray on (01943) 607210 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for information about joining the choir.