Do or die for town choir

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SPALDING-based South Lincolnshire United Chorale is folding but members are not quite ready to call it a day.

Musical director Malcolm Grief and the 20 or so members left are determined to carry on singing – and carry on raising funds for charity.

Mr Grief said the choir has raised more than £50,000 for national and local good causes since it was formed 37 years ago with much of the cash going to the cancer charity, CLIC Sargent.

But with dwindling numbers, the group has decided to move away from traditional singing on a religious theme to more popular tunes.

Mr Grief said: “This is rather a do or die effort to continue the work of previous years but with more popular music.

“It was decided to form a new group of singers with the remaining membership and as many new singers as possible, under a new name and with a broader range of repertoire. This will take over the assets of the chorale and will continue to raise funds.”

Prospective members are welcome to join the next rehearsal at The Priory School, in Neville Avenue, Spalding, from 7.30pm-9pm on Friday. The working title of the new group is The Priory Singers.