Lytham choir project strikes a winning note

Christmas carol singers in Lytham.
Christmas carol singers in Lytham.

SINGERS eager to be part of Lytham’s Community Choir bid were in fine voice at a Christmas carol concert live on local radio.

The town’s Community Choir is being launched early in the New Year and Cath Powell MBE, a key driving force behind it, reports that the response from aspiring choristers of all ages has been “overwhelming”.

More than 150 people have already registered for the choir, which could be part of the accompanying bill for tenor Alfie Boe as well as performing at a host of other Lytham events next year.

“There has been a great response and many people were eager to show what they could do by being part of the carol concert broadcast live from Clifton Street,” said Cath.

“We are all very excited about it and are keen to hear from anyone and everyone who wants to play a part.”

The radio broadcast took place outside Lytham Funeral Service, the proprietor of which, David Pope, intends to be part of the Community Choir, along with his wife Gillian.

“The choir idea has really set the town buzzing and I have had lots of people asking me about it and registering their interest,” said David.

Anyone interested in registering can do so at Lytham Funeral Service, the Post Office of Crofts Newsagents in Warton Street or online at www.parkview4u,org,uk/Lytham-2012/lytham-community-choir.