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Male and female singers sought for new Royal British Legion choir

By WBMiles  |  Posted: January 16, 2014

Male and female singers are sought for a new Royal British Legion choir.

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A military charity is looking for singers to be involved in a new choir.

The Royal British Legion (RBL) is putting together a choir of men and women for the first time.

The charity’s Culdroses - made up of wives and partners of servicemen at the naval base - has already met with huge success.

Annie Binding from the RBL is organising the new choir which will perform all sorts of music.

She said: “I am so excited about this new project and am looking to put together something that is completely fabulous and fun. Having originally set up the Culdroses I am now really keen to repeat that success but with guys as well as girls making up the choir.

“We will be covering many musical genres including Motown, jazz standards and classic rock to blues and pop. There could even be some Celtic music in there too.”

With 2014 being the start of First World War commemorations the choir will find themselves performing at a variety of high profile events in and around the county.

Mrs Binding said: “As a singer myself, I know the benefits that I get from having a good old warble. There is nothing quite like a quick blast of Aretha Franklin to blow the cobwebs away.

“It definitely gives me a feel-good-factor and has proved for me to be a great stress-buster.”

Mrs Binding said scientific evidence showed singing had many health benefits and worked wonders for confidence and self esteem.

“I would encourage anyone who can sing in tune to come along and give us a whirl,” she said.

Auditions for the choir will take place on February 4 and 5 from 6pm until 9pm at the RBL offices at 66 Lemon Street. Rehearsals will normally be held every Wednesday evening from 7pm.

For more information e-mail abinding@britishlegion.org.uk.

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