2017/11 Stagecoach West Bridgford and Southwell give wonderful a Charity Choir Concert in aid of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
On the 11th of November 2017, Stagecoach singing teacher Sammy Taylor, along with students from Stagecoach West Bridgford, and Stagecoach Southwell, performed in a Charity Choir Concert in aid of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). The concert was held at St Barnabas Cathedral, Derby Road, Nottingham. The recording was available to buy on CD at the concert, with all profits going to the PSP charity.
What is Progressive Supranuclear Palsy?
The concert was held in aid of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. This is a neurological condition caused by the premature loss of nerve cells in certain parts of the brain. Over a period of time, this can lead to sufferers having difficulties with balance, movement, vision, speech and swallowing. There are believed to be around 4,000 people living with PSP in the UK today.
Why did Stagecoach choose to help the PSP charity?
Sammy is a peripatetic singing teacher, teaching at Stagecoach West Bridgford as well as to GCSE and A Level standard, and she holds a Masters degree in vocal and operatic performance. She is very keen to help the PSP charity because it’s a hugely important organisation to her family. Her husband’s grandmother suffered with this terrible condition. Sammy therefore wishes to help raise awareness of this little known condition, and support the lives of people living with it today.
Tom Dale, Principal of Stagecoach West Bridgford, said, “Our talented students at Stagecoach West Bridgford and Southwell were honoured to be performing alongside our exceptional singing teacher Sammy. I’m glad we helped to raise lots of money for this very worthy cause, and delivered our most moving performance possible at the concert.”
Photos from the Charity Choir Concert
Stagecoach Southell, under Samantha Joy’s guidance gave a wonderful performance of ‘The Rhythm of Life’. After this, there was another real highlight of the evening: a performance by all of the charity single ‘We Are As One’. We loved it.