Bumper carolling choir brings festive cheer to Thetford

Thetford Voices Choir visit care homes and sheltered housing around the town to sing carols.Byline:

Thetford Voices Choir visit care homes and sheltered housing around the town to sing carols.Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2016 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

A bumper choir spread festive cheer around their community with a day of carol concerts.

Thetford Voices Choir visit care homes and sheltered housing around the town to sing carols.Byline:

Thetford Voices Choir visit care homes and sheltered housing around the town to sing carols.Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2016 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Around 70 singers took part of this year's Thetford Voices Christmas carolling day, visiting four care homes to bring Christmas entertainment to residents.

The group –which included 55 children – spent a morning rehearsing 16 carols before splitting in half for an afternoon tour of Thetford care homes, singing for residents and staff at Kings Court, Laburnum Grove, Ford Place and Alexander Court.

The day culminated with a concert in St Peter's Church, featuring a selection of carols and more Christmas songs from vocal group Quire of Voices.

Choir administrator John Weeks said around a third of the performers were new additions to the carolling choir.

Thetford Voices Choir visit care homes and sheltered housing around the town to sing carols.Byline:

Thetford Voices Choir visit care homes and sheltered housing around the town to sing carols.Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2016 - Credit: Sonya Duncan


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'It was a very musical group, one of the best we have had – both enthusiastic and concentrating. We had a very splendid bank of voices.

'The carols were very well received at all the places we visited. We enjoyed singing in different places, and in St Peter's where there is a very nice acoustic.'

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