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bold textAbout Voices Aloud ==

Early in 2009 Hughie James and Jenny Barford put into action a long held ambition of setting up a local choir for anyone who wanted to sing regardless of any previous experience or ability - from ages 16 to 70!

A BBC radio appeal and advert placed in the 4 Locals magazine produced a large response-- the phone did not stop ringing! Within two weeks he had a list of around 80 people interested.

A date was set for a preliminary meeting in October 2009 where Hughie could talk in some detail about his views and aspirations for the future, and to answer questions from attendees.

The evening finished with everyone participating in a short version of the Beach Boys song "In My Room" after which over 60 people signed up to join. Unfortunately more ladies than men! (an ongoing problem for all choirs.)

Through hard work, commitment and loyalty from all members of the choir during this first year, the choir is now 50 strong and performed its sell-out début concert at the Masque Theatre in October 2010.

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