Braintree Male Voice Choir expects to raise £2,000 for CLIC Sargent

A concert by the Braintree Male Voice Choir with guest teenage soloists, held at St. Benedict's College, Colchester on Saturday 22 March is expected to raise £2,000 for CLIC Sargent.

Braintree Male Voice Choir photograph kindly provided by R J Gregory

The choir performed for the first time under their new musical director Stephen Rumsey. The choir sang such favourites as Ol’ Man River, Unchained Melody and Bui Doi, from the musical Miss Saigon. They also performed other pieces including Jacob’s Ladder, Down by the Sally Gardens, and Viva Tutti, sung in Italian.

The guest soloists were all students from the Colchester area.

Bethany Allen and Anna Maria Hyman sang Gershwin’s Someone to Watch Over Me and Gluck’s O Del Mio Dolce Ardor respectively and joined together to sing the Flower Duet by Delibes.

Joe Fenning gave a trombone solo, Jacques Casterede’s Sonatine, while Jess Bobby offered violin pieces by Vivaldi and Massenet.

12-year-old Cameron sang pieces from Billy Elliott and Oliver! while Russian-born Ekaterina Pavlova contributed Vivaldi’s Qui Sedes Ad Dexteram Patris.

Karen Roberts, CLIC Sargent Area Fundraising Manager said “Everyone had a wonderful evening on Saturday with something for everyone.  Every day in the UK 10 children and young people hear the shocking news they have cancer.  In 2013 CLIC Sargent provided clinical, practical and emotional support to help 235 families in Essex alone cope with cancer and get the most out of life. We rely totally on voluntary donations so events such as this enable the charity to continue to offer these vital services. On behalf of CLIC Sargent and the families we support I would like to say a big thank you to everyone involved in making the evening such a great success."

If you are interested in fundraising for CLIC Sargent in Essex please contact Karen at