Village Harmony, a choir based in Sturton-le-Steeple was formed over 25 years ago in order to raise money for local good causes through singing and concerts. They have stayed true to that ethos ever since, raising £1,225 in the last 12 months alone.
Recently, their ‘Songs of Film and Television’ concerts raised £200, which they were delighted to be able to donate to Idle Valley Nature Reserve, to help with their community projects. Other beneficiaries in the last twelve months include the Karen Land Fund, West Street Playgroup in Retford, the Leverton group of churches, and the Joel fund for mothers who have suffered baby loss.
In the last eight years, they have supported 14 different local charities, including both Bassetlaw and Bluebell Wood Hospices, the Air Ambulance, and community projects at the ‘Well’ in Retford, amongst others. Of course, the choir also perform concerts in different venues, wherever they are asked to go, and have indirectly helped to raise money for lots of other good causes and entertained people along the way.
Village Harmony has performed in Clayworth and Clarborough Churches in the last 12 months, as well as entertained senior citizen groups in North Wheatley, in Brunswick Retirement Village in Sheffield, and at Wheatley Hills in Doncaster. They love to sing, to entertain others, and if through doing that they can help the local community in some way, then that is fantastic. Members pay a subscription to be in the choir, which means that they can donate a lot of their income from concerts to charity. Of course, that also means that the choir needs to constantly attract new members, because if numbers drop, the subscription charge has to go up in order to balance the books.
The choir would love to attract some more new singers, so if you love to sing and are free on a Monday evening between 7.30pm and 9.00pm, then why not pop along to Sturton-le-Steeple Village Hall and see what Village Harmony is all about. You’ll find a lovely friendly atmosphere, everyone helps each other, and not all members can read music, so no need to worry if you can’t either! The choir breaks for its annual holiday from the fourth week of July onwards, and returns at the beginning of September refreshed and ready to start learning new Christmas programmes.
The choir is now taking bookings for concerts, and also performs at weddings so if you are interested in booking Village Harmony, or would like more details, please contact June on 01427 880965 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.