Certitude Community Choir Lets off Steam!
The Certitude Community Choir – which is made of a mix of people who are supported by Certitude as well as staff and friends – hosted a carol concert for locals at the London Museum of Water and Steam on Thursday 7th of December.
Certitude supports people with learning disabilities, mental health support needs and autism across London and formed the choir four years ago to promote community inclusion. The concert raised £500 to support Certitude’s work locally.
The choir treated guests, including Ruth Cadbury, MP for Brentford and Isleworth, to a performance of festive favorites in the stunning Victorian splendor of the Steam Hall at the museum in Kew. Before, the show guests chatted to the performers over drinks and mince pies accompanied with beautiful music and singing from local artist Sarah Berresford.
Ruth Cadbury MP said of the concert “It was lovely seeing so many people there and singing along with everyone. The wonderful venue certainly got everyone into the festive spirit! It was a great night.”
Choir member Susan said, “It went very well and I enjoyed it very much. It was cold so Edward (the choirmaster) got us to move our legs and do breathing exercises. At the end the audience clapped really loudly.”
The Certitude Community Choir has performed at many local events, going from strength to strength since it was formed a few years ago. If you would like to get involved with Certitude – either by joining the Community Choir or by volunteering or fundraising – visit http://www.certitude.org.uk/get-involved/ for more information.