Concert by the Pye Hill and District Male Voice Choir and Special Guests Raises £1,016.00 for the ‘Dementia Choir’

On Saturday 9th November a very special concert took place at St. Wilfrid’s Church, Kirkby in Ashfield, by the Pye Hill & District Male Voice Choir and special guests which raised the staggering amount of £1,016.00 for the Alzheimer’s Society ‘Dementia Choir’, to support its work within the local community and beyond.  

On a very wet and cold evening the public turned out in great numbers to enjoy a wonderful evening of choral music and talented guest soloists, the highlight being at the end of the concert the ‘Dementia Choir’ singing its signature tune by the Beatles, ‘In My Life’, featuring Anita Butler as soloist with everyone present joining in.

In May of this year, Vicky McClure, presented the ‘Dementia Choir’ on BBC TV who appeared in concert at the Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, to great acclaim. The Pye Hill & District Male Voice Choir, who are the oldest choir of its nature in the East Midlands dating from 1903, were keen to support the ‘Dementia Choir’ for the inspiration it brings to so many people living with Dementia. It is now well known that singing stimulates memory and brings an associated sense of happiness and physical and emotional well - being.

Guest soloists included Vivien Easom, Mezzo Soprano, Tia Rose Green, Issac Green, Anita and Joe Butler, all being accompanied by Luke Green on piano.

The feedback from the audience was overwhelming and the concert was considered a great success by everyone involved.

Why not come and join the Pye Hill and District Male Voice Choir and enjoy the benefits gained from singing yourself and at the same time help to raise money for a wide variety of charities and good causes. We have recruited three new members in recent months, and they are loving it; ‘like having a new family’. It could not be easier; it’s fun, inexpensive and you will quickly make new friends.

Whether you are experienced or a non-experienced singer of any age, you will be made equally welcome and given every assistance. We particularly need bass singers (low voices) and tenors (high voices), but all voices are needed and welcomed. The choir practice at the Dale Club, Jacksdale, every Monday evening at 7.30 p.m., other than Bank Holiday weeks and an open invitation is extended to you.

If you require any further information on joining the choir, offers of sponsorship, concert bookings and arrangements, please ring Malcolm Hill on 07706036946 or 01773 602743, or visit the choirs web site on

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