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The Herts and Soul Choir
The Herts and Soul Choir

Billed as 'the choir that rocks the community', Bishop's Stortford's popular Herts and Soul Community Choir will be turning back the musical clock this Sunday with a concert celebrating the best hits from the Swinging Sixties and Sizzling Seventies.

About Herts and Soul

Herts and Soul Community Choir was formed in Bishop’s Stortford in 2010 by local business coach and author Chris Humphreys

The 130-strong community choir is led by the musical directing team of Susie Savage and Peter Clayton

The choir offers soulsters of all ages and abilities a platform to sing in an encouraging, lively environment whilst also contributing to the local community

Since it formed, the choir’s fundraising concerts have raised more than £35,000 for charities including Isabel Hospice, St Clare Hospice, Royal British Legion and Grove Cottage

The singers – nicknamed the ‘soulsters’ – will showcase a breadth of musical genres including pop, rock, folk, gospel and Motown from artists including Elvis Presley, Lulu, The Jersey Boys, Abba, ELO, Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Wonder.

There will also be a nod to the era’s musical theatre and film soundtracks such as James Bond, Saturday Night Fever, Chicago and Hair.

And if a rousing chorus of more than 100 singers accompanied by The Vastly Ace Band is not enough for the ears, then a visual time-warp will be exhibited by all the soulsters, who will don their most elaborate 60s and 70s getups.

The concert, one of a series of regular community fundraisers staged by the choir, will take place at Herts and Essex High School in Warwick Road.

The vocal extravaganza will raise funds for the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance, the school’s charity of the year. Members of the school’s Interact group, a Rotary-led charity committee for sixth-formers, will help on the night by serving refreshments.

“We are very grateful that the Herts and Soul Choir has chosen to support this year’s school cause and that in turn we are able to open our doors to and support this fantastic community venture,” said Lucy Gray, the school’s communications officers.

“We are delighted to be part of such a collaboration which brings together and benefits so many local people.”

Herts and Soul Community Choir will perform at Herts and Essex High School on Sunday, April 22 from 6.30pm. Tickets cost £10 for adults, £5 for students and children. Call 07903 009569 or email chrishumph01@gmail.com to book yours.



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