Community choir launches in the Stokes

Melody Makers Choir has been running for almost three years in the BS9 area of Bristol and in January 2019, Choir Leader, Natalie Veal, is looking forward to starting a new choir for the Stokes community at the newly renovated Little Stoke Community Hall.

The choir, starting on Monday 14th January, will run every Monday morning (10:30am – 12:00pm) during term time and is available for men and women who love to sing pop and rock music. “January is the perfect time to start something new and it’s been proven that singing is incredibly good for our well being, our health and a fantastic way to make new friends. Even if you’ve never sung in a choir before, I thoroughly recommend that you come along for a free taster rehearsal to experience an hour and a half of uplifting singing.”

Melody Makers Choir regularly performs with a live band for their gigs and Natalie is passionate about live music with real musicians. “The excitement and the energy that surrounds live performance is such an uplifting experience. The joy of creativity, the friendships that come with collective music making and the feeling of singing together to create one voice is like no other” she told us. 

The choir have just launched their first single which is now available for download. The song ‘We Are The Same Inside’ celebrates the NHS in it’s 70th year and has been released in the charts to raise money for the Southmead Hospital Charity. Money raised from downloads will support patients and fund medical research and new equipment at North Bristol NHS Trust. Composed and written by Melody Makers Choir leader, Natalie Veal, with lyric support from choir member Natalie Sital-Singh, the song captures the ethos of an inclusive and dedicated health service. Natalie said:  “We are all hugely excited about the fundraising this will bring to the charity and I’m so proud of the choir’s achievement. We’ve loved singing on the track with the children at Horfield Primary School, who’ve added a sprinkle of magic to our song.”

This Christmas the charity and choir is asking everyone to download the song for just 99p on iTunes or across other download sites to support the hospital, its patients and help fund projects that improve the NHS for future generations. 

Find out more about the song and watch the video at     Download on iTunes or listen on Spotify.  

If you’d like to be part of the new Melody Makers Choir at Little Stoke Community Hall, book in for the first, no obligation, free taster rehearsal on Mon 14th January by visiting

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