|Type of post:||Chorus news item|
|Posted By:||Paul Searson|
|Date Posted:||Mon, 30 Apr 2018|
Apart from providing those who came with an opportunity to hear and enjoy top quality barbershop singing, the show also helped raise funds for Open Minds - a small, local Nottingham-based charity. provides social activities for and encourages a warm, friendly atmosphere in which members can meet new people and enjoy their company.
Open Minds is the registered charity that Grand Central Chorus members chose to support during 2018 and so we were not only delighted that several of the members of Open Minds were able to attend the event, but that our Chairman, Alan Goldsmith was able to present a cheque for £1000 to Sue from the Open Minds charity at the end of the show:-
Photograph courtesy of Kathleen Gooding.
Thanks to everyone who helped make this show so special, in particular our Musical Director Zac Booles, as well as Dick Knight, Martin York, Bill Traynor, Tim Oxbrough, Andrew Motson, Paul Searson, Brian Sargent and Ian Gooding, not forgetting all the wives and partners who worked tirelessly on the night "front of house". A particular thank you to Mike McWhinney and Wendy Rogers who worked so hard to organise the raffle, which raised the magnificent sum of £405!
As always, Len Matthews, one of the chorus’s Honorary Life members, was a tremendous Master of Ceremonies, and we are also very grateful to Glenn Chaney and Lace City Chorus, who delivered such an outstanding performance, as did the three wonderful quartets who supported the show, Finest Hour, Chaos and Crown Derby.