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Sing for Life 2022

27th June 2022

Launching in September, Sing for Life will sign up 40-plus local women to take part in a 10-week pop-up singing project, working towards a live performance at The Cresset this November, supporting charity partner Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice. Participants will learn to sing, meet new people, perform live on stage and raise money for this much-loved local charity – what’s not to like?

Absolutely no previous singing experience is needed, just a willingness to step outside your comfort zone, get stuck in and give it a go… ‘Sing for Life is not about finding the next Adele; it’s about helping ordinary women find their voice,’ says William Prideaux, the project’s director. ‘So many people lack confidence or genuinely believe they can’t sing, but deep down just about everyone secretly has a favourite karaoke number… we promise we’ll have you singing, and loving it, in no time!’

After missing a year due to Covid, last year’s project was a bumper one, with over 100 women signing up in September 2021, all eager to learn to sing and raise money for Thorpe Hall Hospice… the amount raised in the end was almost £10k, which is phenomenal. 

An incredible experience

For most of the participants, it was their very first experience of singing in public, and the experience was overwhelmingly positive. Choir member Raluca says: ‘Sing for Life showed me how music and the expert guidance of a conductor can turn total strangers into a performing choir in just a few weeks. The journey from the first rehearsal until the much-anticipated concert night was an exciting adventure of finding new friends, learning songs from diverse genres, and discovering the synergy of singing in a group for a greater good!’

Reka agrees, ‘Sing for Life was a fantastic thing to get involved with soon after moving to Peterborough. I got an endorphin boost every week doing what I love with like-minded, kind people. It was great to make new friends, be part of something bigger and raise money for charity!’

Helen Kingston, Community Fundraiser at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice, says: ‘We are delighted that Sing for Life 2022 will raise the roof in aid of Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice. At Sue Ryder we believe that the end of someone’s life is the most important time of their life. Our care teams do all they can to make room for the things that matter – like spending time with loved ones, sharing stories, jokes and memories, and filling their final days with love. It’s truly fitting that our friends at Sing for Life 2022 are helping to raise vital funds, so we can be there when it matters for local families, while creating joy through music and helping to bring people together. We want to wish everyone taking part lots of luck – we can’t wait to hear the group hit the high notes!’

What you need to know…

The project kicks off with introduction sessions in early September (dates and times below), when you can meet the team and some of the other women who’ll be taking part. Don’t worry, this is NOT an audition and there’s no big red buzzer, it’s just an opportunity to find out more and get involved – get in touch TODAY to book your time slot!

Whatever your starting point, Sing for Life will improve your singing and your confidence in leaps and bounds and – while you might not end up winning The X Factor or performing at Covent Garden – that’s a huge confidence boost and very liberating!  

So, if you’re looking for a challenge and you’d like to know more, get in touch now.

For more information about Sing for Life visit, email or call 01733 425194.

• Introduction sessions will be on Thursday 8 September (7–10pm), Friday 9 September (7–10pm) and Saturday 10 September (2–5pm) at The John Mansfield Campus Dogsthorpe PE1 4HX. Please call/email first to register. 

• The Sing for Life concert will be at Peterborough’s Cresset Theatre at 7.30pm on Friday 11 November. 

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