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Latest Update in CB8 Magazine

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The choir was featured in the April / May issue of CB8 Magazine; which focuses on local services, business, lifestyle, health and the community.
At the time of writing, the Newmarket Community Choir were still counting up the money from their fundraising efforts in trying to purchase a Silver Song Box from the charity Sing For Your Life.
The box, rather like a pre-loaded karaoke machine, can be plugged into a TV and is designed to help people suffering from dementia and  Alzheimers.
We are pleased to announce that, thanks to a donation from Forrest Heath District Council, the choir was able to purchase the first Silver Song Box for Suffolk and it is already doing the rounds in Newmarket!

It’s a fantastic bit of kit and we hope that it will really help benefit the older people of the community.


NCC Help Hospital to Heal Hearts

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After our successful Rhythm Of Life concert in March, we had a write up in the Newmarket Journal about the money raised for the Healing Hearts appeal.
The article states …

A cheque for £1,400, raised at a charity concert performed by the Newmarket Community Choir, has been presented to Addenbrooke’s Hospital to help with the cost of a specialist scanner which helps diagnose heart conditions in babies, children and teenagers.
The cause was suggested by choir member Ellen Cole, pictured with her husband Bob, paediatric neonatologist, Wilf Kelsall, and community fundraiser Kristina Bright, who three-year-old grandson Lucas’s heart problem was picked up by the scanner.
“We are delighted with the total and I just want to thank everyone who made it possible, particularly the choir and choirmaster Robert Cross,” said Ellen.

It is a fantastic cause that the choir were so happy to support. Lucas is one of the choir’s biggest fans and it was great that Ellen and Bob suggested to put on such a brilliant event.

Read more here …

Star Radio – Charity Of The Month

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Throughout January 2014, the partnership between Newmarket Community Choir and Sing For Your Life has been chosen as the “Charity of the Month” for Star FM!

You can find out a little bit more on the Star Radio website and hear the interview with Rob and Diane –

Thank you all for your support in 2013 and we hope to see you at some of our performances in 2014!

News Coverage Of The NCC Charity Single

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Newmarket Community Choir release Christmas charity single

Written by LIZZY BUCHAN (Newmarket News)

Newmarket Community Choir's christmas single to raise money to buy a karaoke machine for dementia sufferers
Newmarket Community Choir’s christmas single to raise money to buy a karaoke machine for dementia sufferers.
Sing joy to the world! is the Christmas single by a Newmarket choir which has been released this week to raise money for a local cause.
The Newmarket Community Choir released Sing Joy to the World! on Friday, December 13.They have teamed up with charity Sing For Your Life, who support the health and wellbeing of older people using music and contributing to the issue of dementia.

The NCC will be using funds raised to buy a “silver song music box” for people with dementia.

Choir chair Diane Buddery said: “We have pledged to raise enough money to purchase a silver song music box.

“This box, rather like a pre-loaded karaoke machine, can be plugged into a TV and is portable.

“It is our ambition that we can use our love of singing to promote singing for well-being and fun to the older people of Newmarket.”

The music, lyrics and guitar for the song have all been done by local artists, musicians and lyricists, with singing provided by the Newmarket Community Choir.

They have already promoted it with a live performance at Tattersalls Sales Ring on Friday.

The song costs £1 with all proceeds going to Sing For Your Life. To download it, go to

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A Call To Arms …

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To all artistic Newmarket residents … your choir needs YOU!

We are hoping to record a newly composed Christmas song that will be released to help raise money for our chosen local charity. We are looking to get instrumentalists, artists, lyricists and everything in-between involved in this fun project!

Recording sessions will take place throughout a few evenings in November and, if you feel you can help in some way, do please get in touch:


The Success Of The Really Big Sing!

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The Newmarket Community Choir were featured in the Newmarket News again due to our efforts at the Darley July Cup day at the races on Saturday.

The article read:

Voices echoed across the July course as a choir gave the performance of a lifetime on Saturday.
Newmarket Community Choir were in good voice as they dazzled race goers with the “Really Big Sing”, where they performed at different spots across the course before finishing the day at the Winner’s Enclosure.
The group have been practicing for months in preparation for their performance at the Darley Cup Day, the culmination of the famous July Festival race meeting.

Really Big Sing

The Countdown To The Big Sing…

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As we get ever closer to the Big Sing Event on Saturday 13th July, Newmarket News got in touch with one of our members to ask them about how the preparations were going.

We will be singing around the racecourse throughout the day so do come and say “hello”!

See the full article here:

New Director of Newmarket Community Choir

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Robert Cross is the new director of the Newmarket Community Choir.

The former head chorister of Ely Cathedral spent time living in New Zealand and in London where he sang as a deputy lay clerk in St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and at the Tower of London, as well as doing solo work in and around the capital.

The choir meets tonight at 7pm at Palace House and from then fortnightly on Tuesdays, the first meeting being on May 1.

Robert’s Website

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