Big noise chorus raise hundreds for transport and befriending service

Big noise chorus
(Last Updated On: May 25, 2016)

Big Noise Chorus, Ashburton’s new pop and rock choir, again brought their fantastic foot-stomping concert of popular classics to the Methodist Church in Ashburton with songs from the Beach Boys, Carole King, John Lennon and Katy Perry.

Caroline Grafton-Grattan from the District of Ashburton Surgery Helpline was presented with the cheque from the 80-strong pop choir who raised over £700.

Big noise chorus
The District of Ashburton Surgery Helpline – Transport & Befriending is a volunteer run local service to help people remain independent even if they cannot drive.  Maddy Gregson one of the original founders gave a very interesting talk to an appreciative audience.

Big Noise Chorus is a network of 4 community pop/rock choirs around the South West raising money for charity with their highly popular concerts, which are renowned for their fun, inclusive, and high quality approach to community choirs.

Colin Rea, the choirs’ founder and conductor said “It is a real privilege to be able to support such excellent charitable work in the area. Over the past 6 years our choirs have raised over £65,000 for various charities, many of them local. It is incredibly exciting to be able to use our music-making to put back into the community and support such excellent causes.”

The choir goes from strength to strength and new members are always very welcome.  No audition necessary. For more information go to our website

Big Noise’s next concert will be in St Andrew’s Church on Saturday 10th December. 


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