Choirs unite for special one-off concert

Lemon Otter at the piano with the Lemon Zingers during a performance in The Buttermarket

Two community choirs are joining forces to hold a special concert to raise money for children affected by domestic violence.

The Canterbury-based Lemon Zingers and the New Egham Singers will perform at St Peter’s Methodist Church next month.

Money raised will go to the Rising Sun domestic violence and abuse service.

It has worked for more than 35 years in supporting adults, families and children who are living with or have lived with domestic abuse.

The Lemon Zingers are an all-inclusive pop choir led by musician and singing teacher Lemon Otter.

She said: “Last year the Zingers joined forces with Umea Pop and Rock from Sweden, meeting only for the first time an hour before the performance.

“Not to break with tradition, we will be repeating this exhilarating technique this year.”

The New Egham Singers are similarly composed of members of all different backgrounds, ages and musical abilities, under the baton of musical director Dr Guy Bunce.

Both choirs perform with the sole aim of raising money for different local charities.

Dr Bunce said: “Our summer tour is always a highlight in our calendar, but this year it will be even more special as we’ll be visiting the beautiful and vibrant city of Canterbury.

“We’re all enjoying the process of learning new music and are looking forward to singing with new friends to as large an audience as possible, in order to raise as much as we can for Rising Sun.”

The concert takes place in St Peter’s Methodist Church, St Peter’s Street, at 7pm on Saturday, July 14.

It will feature a wide range of musical styles including pop, folk, show tunes and classical music.

Tickets cost £8 or £5 for children and students. To reserve tickets please email or log on to the ticket sales website.



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