Our spring concert this year is in aid of St Wilfrid’s, an organisation which helps vulnerable and excluded people in Sheffield. For many years they have offered practical help, like a cafe and showers, a clothes shop and training in skills for life and work. They have now secured land and planning permission to build a residential unit next to their current premises so that they can add overnight accommodation to the range of services they offer. Sing for St Wilf’s on March 23rd will be raising money towards this residential project.
So what kind of do is it? It is a celebration of music, particularly singing, and sharing it with others. It’s a mixture of songs old and new from around the world. The choir will be joined by other amateur music makers and there will be songs everyone can join in with – though participation is not compulsory. At the end of the evening there will be tea, coffee and soft drinks available and cakes for sale. The entrance fee of £5 includes a drink and children can come for free.
We are holding the event at the Church of the Nazarene in Heeley – it’s not a church event and we have always found this to be a warm and welcoming, un-churchy church. The choir did not want to exclude people who feel uncomfortable coming to a church – but the other venues we looked at would have charged quite a lot, and we didn’t want all the proceeds to go in rent.
Come along if you can … it will be a fun evening and we hope to raise a decent amount for the St Wilfrid’s appeal.