September 28, 2023 – At a recent Monday rehearsal night The Rushmoor Odd Fellows Male Voice Choir welcomed Gemma Johnston, Head of Fundraising at The Hope Hub, to receive the proceeds from their summer concert of £1,250. The concert featured a wide range of songs from the choir and guest performances from the 4 in a Bar, a saxophone quartet from North-East Hampshire, playing a mix of swing to contemporary, jazz to ballads and the occasional golden oldie.
Presenting the donation, Odd Fellows Chairman, Peter Viveash, said “We were delighted to support this wonderful charity and the audience were treated to an unforgettable evening of beautiful harmonies and soulful saxophones, all for a great cause!”. The Hope Hub organization provides vital support and resources to those in need, including food banks, mental health services, and assistance with housing and employment. Based in Camberley, it exists for the relief of poverty and specifically to support those who are homeless or at risk of becoming so.
Accepting the cheque on behalf of the Hope Hub, Gemma Johnston said ”Thank you so much to the Rushmoor Male Voice Choir for supporting our local charity, it will make a difference to our services as the winter months approach, helping to support those in need in our community. It will help us to continue our services and provide a warm hub with access to food, clothing, emotional and practical support. The Summer Concert was a fabulous event and one that we were proud to be part of – well done to all involved!”
The Odd Fellows choir and new Musical Director, Philip Viveash-Brainch, are already hard at work rehearsing for their new season which includes a concert at St Mary’s Church in Camberley on 7th October and a joint event with other Hampshire based Male Voice Choirs at Thornden Hall on 21st October called “Hampshire in Harmony”. The year concludes year with a Christmas Concert at Farnham Maltings including the festive sounds of the St Lawrence Chobham Handbell Ringers and in aid of Farnham Assist