New Stokes Choir raises £1,000 for St. Peter’s Hospice

The new branch of the chart topping Melody Makers Choir, based at the Little Stoke Community Hall, joined forces with over 60 of their singers to perform to a packed out church in Henleaze on 2 March. ‘It was so exciting to get all three choirs singing together for the first time at our fundraising gig. We were absolutely thrilled to have raised so much money for the hospice who are our chosen charity for 2019.’ said Natalie Veal, Choir Leader.

The choir performed a selection of their favourite pop and rock songs along with their band of professional musicians. ‘We were thrilled to have been invited to perform at Trinity Henleaze UR Church and support St. Peter’s Hospice and our new choir members loved performing with everyone for the first time. The choir members donated raffle prizes and lots of delicious cakes for a get together afterwards and along with ticket sales, we raised a whopping £1,000.’ 

Melody Makers, now in its forth year, opened a new choir in the Stokes running on Monday mornings. They currently have 20 men and women who sing together at Little Stoke Community Hall and claim it’s a great way to start the week. ‘We love to welcome new members and recommend anyone to come and give us a try for a free taster rehearsal. The face of choirs has totally changed over the last 5 years. We now recognise the huge health benefits that come with singing in a choir and it’s an amazing way of making new friends. We sing exciting arrangements of uplifting pop and rock music and we always perform with live musicians’. 

Melody Makers Choir have gone from strength to strength after the success of their charity single for Southmead Hospital Charity. Their song ‘We Are The Same Inside’, written by Natalie, reached Number 6 on the Amazon download charts. ‘We couldn’t believe it when we saw our chart position to be higher than Take That on Amazon during its first week of release in December!‘ 

The choir are looking forward to a varied programme of performances throughout the year in support of the hospice and are always on the look out for new and exciting performance opportunities. To book a free taster rehearsal or enquire about future performances, visit

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