A choir has stood the take a look at of time as they rejoice 50 years of existence.
Ladybridge Singers was based in 1972 by a gaggle of pals who have been captivated with singing.
The group at the moment has 40 members, with an elaborate musical repertoire, which performs all the things from classical music To pop songs and songs from the present.
Ladybridge Singers’ promotional and reserving officer, Harry Ainsworth, age 78, has been with the choir for 15 years.
He added: “We at all times select a charity yearly for fundraising, final 12 months it was bolt on Hospice.
“We raised £2,000 at our gala live performance final 12 months for Bolton Hospice.”
Talking about performing nicely for different individuals, he stated: “That is the entire ethos of the choir, we’re there to entertain individuals.
“You come away and also you see somebody smiling and saying thanks, we get pleasure from it, it is cute.
“We’re a completely great group in relation to friendships.
“We even have an almoner, if somebody is unhealthy or in bother, how many individuals will store or go and see them.
“It is extra like a household than only a choir. Folks communicate, particularly by way of the pandemic, individuals go spherical, ‘Are you okay’, it is an prolonged household. is like.”
Wanting forward, Harry stated: “Hopefully the following 50 years sooner or later! I do not assume I will be there to see it, however we’re making an attempt to encourage and entice younger individuals to return alongside, And a few are already coming alongside.
“There will likely be a time when David and I (Walker, committee member and solely founding member nonetheless collaborating within the choir) must hand it over to younger individuals.
“Hopefully they proceed to do what Ladybridge has executed for the final 50 years.”
Alan Beady, Musical Director of Ladybridge Singers, stated: “The Ladybridge Singers are celebrating their fiftieth anniversary in October.
The choir was based in 1972 by an enthusiastic group of residents of the Ladybridge space of Bolton, and one of many founding members, David Walker, sang with them on the time.
“There are a lot of different long-serving members, and the choir is an efficient place to be, not just for an amazing choir, but additionally for its friendliness.
“The Ladybridge Singers carry out at numerous venues in Bolton and past, and their repertoire ranges from Mozart and Brahms to ABBA and the Beatles.
“New members are at all times welcome, and the choir rehearses from 7.15pm to 9.30pm on Mondays at Connections Neighborhood Methodist Church on St. Helens Street.
“The choir’s much-loved music director Dr Robert Aston handed away in 2021, and his place has been stuffed by Alan Beady, who has many musical connections at Bolton and Bury.
“The choir can be assisted by their accompanist Christine Deacon.”