Supporting prostate cancer UK
On Saturday 22 July Peterborough’s much-loved Broadway Theatre will open its doors for Men United in Song, a charity concert supporting Prostate Cancer UK. Starting from scratch in April, the Men United guys – most of them with no previous singing experience – are rehearsing over 15 weeks towards the concert. Together with Peterborough Male Voice Choir, they will be performing a varied programme of choral favourites, ballads, and songs from the shows in what promises to be a really memorable evening!
There are as many reasons for getting involved in Men United in Song as there are men taking part: while some simply want to give singing a try, others want to socialise, and for others the charity has personal relevance…or a combination of all three! Whatever their motivation, the project has been a fantastic and sometimes emotional experience for all concerned.
Paul, from Yaxley, says “This journey that we are on has inspired Men United In Song Supporting prostate cancer UK me to carry on singing after the event. We are more than 40 strong, ordinary guys from all walks of life, most of us have never sung in a choir until now and we sound awesome! This is something all men should try once in their lives and it’s raising money for a great cause too!”
“I joined Men United in Song full of trepidation, but by the end of the first rehearsal everything was different” agrees Adrian. “The group of guys was amazing, everyone was made to feel welcome and my incredible journey began – there were so many highs in just a few short months. There are very few years that you describe as life changing but this has definitely been one of them!”
Will Prideaux, director of the project, says “It’s been a real privilege to work with such a cracking bunch of blokes. They take their music making as seriously as their socialising and they’re sounding really great! There’s a camaraderie among them and a tight-knit aspect to the group makes them a force to be reckoned with.”
Men United in Song will be at Peterborough’s Broadway Theatre at 7.30pm on Saturday 22 July. BOOK NOW! Tickets from £13 available at Peterborough Visitor Information Centre, at www.peterboroughmvchoir.org.uk or on 0333 666 3366.