Choir raises over £2000 for charity

Carol performances by St Albans Choral Society raised over £1,000 for Rennie Grove Hospice Care in the run-up to Christmas, taking the total the Society made for the charity in 2015 to more than £2,000.

Singers from the choir brought the Christmas spirit to commuters at the City station on Thursday 17 December and to shoppers in Christopher Place on Saturday 19 December with their performances of popular carols including Away in a Manger, Ding Dong Merrily on High, and O Little Town of Bethlehem. The various performances were conducted by George Vass, Music Director, and members of the choir.

In the same week, the Society's Singing Group, made up of about 30 volunteers, performed Christmas music and readings at Davis Court (pictured) and Cotsmoor, two housing communities for older people in St Albans. Further funds were raised at the choir's St David's Day concert in March, and at performances by the Singing Group during the year.

"This has been a record fund-raising year and we are really grateful to all the kind people who donated at our carol performances for Grove House," said Rod Cowper, the Society's chairman. "We'd also like to thank Thameslink and Christopher Place for making this happen, and the many retirement communities that have welcomed our Singing Group over the past year. We look forward to more singing and fund-raising in 2016."