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A University of Wolverhampton lecturer is using the 'power of music' to raise funds for NHS Charities Together.
Singing To Save Lives is a collaborative project between The Counterpoint Choir and The Counterpoint Youth Choir, based in Wolverhampton, and The Castle Belles Choir in Welshpool.
BA Musical Theatre vocal coach Elaine Buckland and student Grace Gull are behind the initiative, bringing together 56 university students (past and present) to create a virtual choir to perform a rendition of The Beatles' Let It Be.
The iconic song was chosen by Elaine as it "speaks of hope in times of uncertainty, light in times of darkness, and seemed symbolic of the journey we are all taking at this time.”
Elaine’s love of choral work and teaching began during her time at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, where she led two successful choirs - the adult Grand Circle choir and the Grand Ambition youth choir.
A regular fundraiser, Elaine and her choirs last year raised £20,000 for charities, presenting 35 shows in aid of Promise Dreams, Kidney Research UK, Sepsis UK, Lupus and Ysgol Cedewain.
Also taking part in the performance are BA Musical Theatre students Olivia Newey, Rachael Jenkinson and Andrew Eades, as well as graduate George Turner and Master’s degree student Joe Logan. The video also includes Alan Bull (the brother of ex-Wolverhampton Wanderers footballer Steve Bull), Nicole Lewis, who was playing the lead in the West End touring production of The Book Of Mormon, BGT finalist Jacqueline Faye and professional artists Faith Morley and Sonya Smith.
They were supported by members of The Counterpoint choirs based in Wednesfield, adult and youth choirs and the Castle Belles choir based in Welshpool.
Singing To Save Lives' version of Let It Be can be heard HERE
Those wishing to donate can do so HERE
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