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Acapella for Africa in Ambleside
9:23am Friday 19th October 2012 in News
AMBLESIDE'S very own all women acapella group are gearing up for an afternoon of singing in support of a Tanzanian aid project ‘Love for Orphans’.
The charity was set up a year ago by volunteers after a visit to Itagutwa School which has a lot of orphans with families badly effected by HIV.
The project’s goal is to provide education and food to encourage independence, allowing the children to care for their future families and community.
Jane Barwise, whose daughter Jessie volunteered for the charity earlier this year said ‘We have many African songs in our repertoire and we thought this would be a lovely way to give something back.’ This will be the group’s third workshop open to anyone wanting to have a go at singing some three to five part harmonies.
No musical expertise is necessary as the group will teach their songs by ear. The workshop will be followed by a performance from the Amblesingers who will sing some African songs as well as some better known jazz and swing tunes from the 1940’s and 50’s.
The event takes place at Ambleside Parish Centre on Saturday from 2pm for the workshop and 3.30pm for the performance.
Tickets cost £7 for the workshop and performance, £4 for the performance only and can be reserved by calling Gaynor on 015394 31794 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Refreshments will be available.