United in fight against cancer

Men United In Song is a pop-up project which will raise money for a very worthy – and specifically male – cause, Prostate Cancer UK.

Launching in April, the project will sign up 40 local men with a range of previous singing experience (including none!) who over 12 weeks will rehearse to perform with Peterborough Male Voice Choir in a gala charity concert at the Broadway Theatre in June.

Under the direction of William Prideaux, the choir has a track record of highly successful charity fundraising projects.

It all started with Sing for Heroes which signed up over 100 men in 2010 and again in 2011, culminating in a sensational sell-out concert with Leslie Garrett at the Broadway Theatre. Between them, Sing for Heroes and Sing for Life – run by women’s choir Peterborough Voices - have raised almost £30,000 for charity in the last five years.

William Prideaux says: “It’s a real privilege to work with such a cracking bunch of blokes. They take their music making as seriously as their socialising. There’s a real camaraderie among them and a tight-knit aspect to the group makes them a force to be reckoned with”.

Men United In Song kicks off with introduction sessions at the Broadway Theatre on Friday, April 1 (7-9pm) and Saturday, April 2 (10am-1pm). Absolutely no previous experience is required to join, just a willingness to get stuck in and give it a go.

Mark Currier, chairman of PMVC, says: “We’re not looking for a Gary Barlow or an Alfie Boe, just guys who want to come along and enjoy singing together. Until you’ve tried it you can’t understand the buzz singing can bring. We’re not looking for 100 percent in musicality, but 100 per cent in enthusiasm.”

For further information contact Jo on 01733 425194 or email info@peterboroughmvchoir.org.uk