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Cotswold Male Voice Choir puts on charity concert
Cotswold Male Voice Choir
The Cotswold Male Voice Choir has been going for 60 years

Cotswold Male Voice Choir is hoping to raise £1500 for The Prince's Trust, with a concert in Gloucestershire.

The one-off event starts at 7.30pm at Lonsdasle Road Methodist Church, Longlevens, on 29 May.

The choir will have an extra addition for the concert - Cheltenham soprano Helen Warner - who will sing solo and may even join them on stage at the end.

In 2009, the choir - which is 60 years old - raised £15,000 for Help for Heroes at Gloucester Cathedral.

Choir chairman Steve Allsupp said: "Helen came for an audition and she was wonderful - an 18-year-old girl with an amazingly mature voice.

We are truly grateful for the choir's support
Molly Zoeller, The Prince's Trust

"We could end with Helen's soprano soaring over the 30 male voices - it gives you a tingling feeling right up the back of the spine."

Molly Zoeller from The Prince's Trust said she was "enormously grateful" to The Cotswold Male Voice Choir.

"More than three in four unemployed young people supported by The Prince's Trust in this region move into work, education or training," she said.

"This speaks volumes about the importance of second chances and believing in young people.

"We are truly grateful for the choir's support."

And the group is also backing England during the squad's 2010 World Cup campaign, featuring on the song Let's Hear It England by Commentators United.

The choristers joined top TV sports commentators to record the track, which will also be raising funds for The Prince's Trust.

The choir also performed for rugby fans on their way to Twickenham in 2008 and was invited back for the Six Nations in 2009.

You can get tickets, which cost £7.50, from Gloucester Tourist Information Centre on 01452 396572, or from the Tourist Information Centre in Cheltenham on 01242 522878.

To find out more about the choir, check out the Cotswold Male Voice Choir website.

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