and Highbridge singers join Bristol 'scratch orchestra' event
of Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge Choral Society have this week taken
part in 'Bristol Scratch Orchestra' to raise funds for Cancer Research
local singers performed in a choir of 250 people and an orchestra
of 300 at the Colston Hall in Bristol, with a TV crew from BBC Points
West filming the end result.
A 'scratch' event sees the singers and musicians printing their
own music, learning it at home, then arriving on the day at 8.30am
to rehearse and then perform it all at 4pm in a free concert.
audience members were invited to place donations into the Cancer
Research bucket. The event has been going for many years and has
raised a huge total of £45,000.
This year's event included a light stick rendition of 'Wimawa' with
audience participation, as pictured above.
Unknown to the people taking part, the TV camera crew filmed a segment
of the concert for the evening news - helping to spread the word
"The Burnham and Highbridge Choral Society members enjoy the
challenge that this day brings," the group's Julie Skinner
enjoy the camaraderie between the different singers and musicians
- there's also a lot of laughter - and we all had a fantastic day."
The Choral Society's annual concert will be held on Saturday 29th
April in St John's Church, Highbridge.
concert will feature music from around Europe, with Guest soloist
Rhodri Prys Jones performing.