Packed Marine Hall listens as local singers show off their talents

A host of choirs sang at the Marine Hall in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support Pics: Frank McQuade
A host of choirs sang at the Marine Hall in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support Pics: Frank McQuade

The Fylde Coast was alive with the sound of music on Saturday as more than 350 singers filled a packed Marine Hall in Fleetwood with their voices.

An audience of more than 500 was entertained by nine local choirs and singing groups.

Carleton Community Choir

Carleton Community Choir

They combined their talents to perform a thrilling version of You’ll Never Walk Alone and Climb Every Mountain, conducted by Alistair MacKenzie.

The evening was a fundraising event for Macmillan Cancer Support and collected more than £4,000 for the charity.

It was the brain child of Shirley Eracleous, of Dream Team Singers and Chrissie Turkington of Capricorn Singers. They were inspired by similar concerts at London’s Royal Albert Hall anddecided to bring it to the Fylde 
coast.

A spokesman said: “This  was an occasion of which the whole Fylde coast should be proud, many a much bigger community would struggle to match the smooth efficiency of the event and as for Talent- we’ve got it in spades.

Blackpool Soundwaves Ladies Barbershop Chorus

Blackpool Soundwaves Ladies Barbershop Chorus

“Afterword – should anybody be anxious about the future of live music in the area let them be reassured by the confident  and musically delightful performers of Shakespeare’s Elite School Choir – the future’s safe in their voices and enthusiasm.”

The choirs were in fine voice

The choirs were in fine voice

Blackpool Male Voice Choir

Blackpool Male Voice Choir

Dream Team Singers

Dream Team Singers