A CHOIR raised more than £1,000 for charity by holding a concert.
Sound Waves Community Choir staged a performance of gospel singing and music from America’s Deep South to a packed audience at St Mary-in-the-Castle in aid of Cancer Research UK.
Led on this occasion by Hastings resident, and internationally known musical director and composer Juliet Russell, the choir gave renditions ranging from the rousing Oh Happy Day to the very moving Motherless Child.
Earlier this year, Sound Waves gave a concert with accomplished jazz pianist/singer Mike Hatchard, and, before that, it raised the roof of St Mary-in-the-Castle with an enthusiastic performance of shanties and sea songs.
Marie Casey, from the choir, said: “We started in 2009 with just 20 singers and performances now regularly involve 80 or more, making it the biggest choir of its kind in Hastings. In its short history it has raised more than £4,700 for local charities.”
More information can be found at soundwaveschoir.org.