Kelsborrow Choir celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2016 and to commemorate this milestone, it are holding a grand concert in Chester Cathedral, with the proceeds going to Hospice of the Good Shepherd.

Kelsborrow Choir takes its name from Kelsborrow Hill, a feature of the Chester village of Kelsall, where the choir was founded in 1956 by a group of parents from the local primary school to support PTA activities and fundraising.

The 60+ mixed voice choir is now firmly established on the Chester music scene and performs regularly, both locally and internationally. Members are drawn from throughout the surrounding area. As a registered charity, Kelsborrow Choir gives concerts in support of local and national charities.

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On May 7, the mixed community choir will join forces with Roberts Bakery Band to celebrate 60 years of making music.

The Kelsborrow Choir logo
The Kelsborrow Choir logo

The band are enjoying continued success and 2016 sees them competing in the championship section at the National Brass Band Championships, alongside Brighouse & Rastrick and Grimethorpe Colliery Bands.

Last year, the Hospice received more a £1,000 from the choir’s Christmas fundraising efforts. It is hoped that this celebratory concert will raise many thousands of pounds.

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The concert will be compered by TVs Lucy Meacock and supported by a championship band.

Concert tickets are £15 and are available from the Cathedral box office on 01244 500 959 or www.chestercathedral.com/events/, hospice shops or from the choir on 01928 724587 or email robinson_s@live.co.uk, or visit www.kelsborrowchoir.org for more choir information.