Choir to sing at Liverpool concert
Nottingham’s truly inspirational choir for blind, partially sighted and deafblind singers is travelling to Liverpool this weekend to perform on stage as guests of the Liverpool Inspirational Voices visually impaired choir.
Experience the joy of music!
The Nottingham choir was formed by local sight loss charity, My Sight Notts five years ago to help people with sensory impairments experience the joy of music and the physical and mental health benefits of singing and socialising with other people also experiencing sensory loss.
They will join the Liverpool Inspiration Voices choir from Bradbury Fields and the two choirs will sing out with one voice affirming that life does go on after sight and hearing loss and that people can achieve their dreams whatever their disability.
In addition to the concert, the two choirs are planning to visit many famous Liverpool attractions including the Museum of Music and of course what visit to Liverpool would be complete without a ride on the iconic ferry across the Mersey where they plan a flash mob performance of the famous song for fellow passengers to enjoy and hopefully sing along to.
The 25-strong Nottingham choir will travel by train from Nottingham Railway Station to Liverpool oFriday 16th August with their Choir Director, Jane Ashworth, Jeanne Roberts Arts DevelopmentOfficer at My Sight Notts and a group of fabulous volunteers.
Carole’s exciting adventure!
Carole Bowles aged 70 from Ruddington, said: “I’m so excited to be going to Liverpool to represent Nottingham, I’ve never been to the famous city before and I haven’t travelled by train in over 54 years! It’s not easy to get out and about when you have cerebral palsy, a hearing impairment and you’re blind so this trip will be a real adventure!
“You don’t need your sight to sing, you just need your voice, a ‘can-do’ spirit and people like the staff at My Sight Notts who believe in you.”
I thought I’d never sing again
Robert Allcock aged 53 from Mapperley, said: “When I lost first my hearing and then my eyesight to Usher Syndrome I thought I’d never sing again. The thought of performing on stage as part of a choir seemed laughable, how could I hope of ever singing in public when I can’t even hear the sound of my own voice! But thanks to the amazing choir at My Sight Notts I’m proud to say I’ve confounded everyone’s expectations, including my own. Getting up on stage to perform in Liverpool this weekend is a dream come true and is my way of showing just what disabled people can do.”
Looking forward to a great weekend of music
Jeanne Roberts, Arts Development Officer at My Sight Notts, said: “Everyone’s really excited and looking forward to a great weekend of music and entertainment with like-minded people from Liverpool’s sight loss charity, Bradbury Fields. I’d like to thank all of our amazing volunteers and fundraisers for making this adventure possible.”