Latest News | 26 January 2021

Carers’ choir future secured thanks to donations

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The future of Sing Viva – the two Derbyshire carers’ choirs set up by Sinfonia Viva – has been secured following a successful fund-raising campaign.

A fantastic response from members of the public led to a donations total of £1,800, which has since been matched by a generous benefactor.

Plans are now being made for a return to the free group sessions in Derby and Chesterfield, as well as potential public performances when allowed.

In the meantime, Sing Viva members will continue to join virtual singing sessions for two hours a week from home – providing respite from their care responsibilities and an opportunity for much-needed social interaction.

Marianne Barraclough, Sinfonia Viva’s deputy chief executive in charge of programming, said: “We are extremely grateful to everyone who supported the fundraising appeal and have helped to secure the future of Sing Viva.

“The choirs offer a vital support network, enabling carers to enjoy singing and make friends in a safe space.”

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