A choir is releasing a charity Christmas single to raise money for St Michael’s Hospice.
The Magic of the Musicals choir is currently rehearsing and will be singing with Aled Jones and other West End performers at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill on December 6.
Producer Adam Hepkin said: “We are delighted to be recording this song to help continue the amazing work the hospice does.
“Every year, members of the performing arts industry aim to raise more money to give to more charities.
“We have choir members of all ages and abilities and they have generously given up their time to sing, not only as part of the live performance on December 6, but also for the Christmas single.
“The Magic of the Musicals is all about giving people opportunities they would not otherwise have access to, so the next logical step was to produce and record a song for the benefit of a well-deserving charity.
“After much thought, it has been decided that this year, the proceeds from the CD will go to St Michael’s Hospice.
“Although we won’t reveal what the song is until the show, I can confirm it is a well-known festive favourite that has been given The Magic of the Musicals treatment.”
Adam has enlisted Jeff Topp and his team at Appleyard Studios to record the song, which will be premiered live on stage at The Magic of the Musicals at Christmas at the De La Warr Pavilion and available to buy on the night.
Formed in 2013, The Magic of the Musicals choir is made up members of the community who volunteer their time and voices to sing and perform alongside well-established professionals. The group has already performed with Ruthie Henshall and Keith Jack this year and are gearing up to sing with Aled Jones, Julie Atherton and stage and television star, Emily Carey, alongside children from The Theatre Workshop.
A spokesman for St Michael’s Hospice said: “We are an independent charity and all our services are given free so we are heavily dependent on the generosity of individuals, companies, groups and trusts.
“With only 30 per cent of our total funding coming from the government in the form of various grants we still need to raise almost £5 million each year to maintain our current levels of service.
“Our services in the community and the hospice are provided free of charge and with equal access to all in need.
“We are grateful for the continued generosity of our community, without which we would not be able to provide care and support to local people.”
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