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Friends’ Concert Raises Funds for Speakeasy

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The Friends of Bolton School Choir hosted an evening concert in the Arts Centre to raise funds for Speakeasy, a Bury-based charity specialising in helping people with aphasia. The Friends Choir, led by Choirmaster Andrea Price, Girls’ Division Director of Music, performed hits from musicals such as The Lion King, My Fair Lady, Carousel and The Sound of Music. They were joined by talented pupils and alumni, some as young as 7, who delighted the audience with some stellar performances from a range of musicals, the climax being a jaw-dropping rendition from Jesus Christ Superstar. Expert accompaniment was provided by members of staff from the music departments of both Divisions. The audience also viewed a presentation about the work of Speakeasy. 

Guests enjoyed a sumptuous display of home-made cakes provided by members of the choir, and donations plus a raffle all went to a good cause. In total £600 was raised for Speakeasy. Gill Pearl, Chief Executive of Speakeasy and a member of the FOBS Choir, thanked everyone for the help and donations, saying that the money raised will be invaluable in helping to deliver support and therapeutic activity to people with aphasia and their families. Andrea Price thanked the Friends Choir for their commitment during the year, observing that the Choir is a great opportunity for parents, alumni and friends to be involved in the vibrant creative arts offering at Bolton School, as well as helping to fundraise for a local charity.

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