THERE really is fun for all the family at a friendly new choir in Uppermill for all ages and abilities.
Mums, Dads, children and in fact the rest of the family are welcome to come along to sing with the group, which launched at Uppermill Conservative Club in September.
Rachael Booth, who runs the choir, explained: “I just thought I had not heard of anything like this in Saddleworth so I decided to set up Family Choir Night.
“I want it to be for people of all ages and abilities who want to come and have fun singing and make some new friends at the same time.
“It’s not a traditional church choir, just something more relaxed and fun. We sing a range of upbeat, catchy songs from past to present.”
The group meets every Monday from 7-8pm and has already swelled to around 20 members in its first few months.
Rachael, who lives in Dobcross, provides music each week, which is sung to backing tracks, and also brings along tea and biscuits, with sessions costing just £3 per person.
Christine Thornton and daughter Leanne, from Greenfield, joined five weeks ago after Leanne heard about the choir.
Christine said: “We’ve always fancied doing something wheere we can sing together but we didn’t really want to join a church choir.”
Leanne added: “We like the fun side of this and are really enjoying it, and Rachael is brilliant!”
Currently the group is working towards their first performance on December 2 when they will be appearing at Uppermill’s Winter Wonderland extravaganza.
And then on December 11 all are welcome to join them for a charity night at Uppermill Con Club from 7pm onwards. The choir will be performing but all are welcome to sing along too.
£2.50 entrance, including free mince pie. Proceeds will go to Salvation Army to provide a Christmas meal for the elderly.
Find out more about Family Choir Night on their Facebook group or turn up on the night.