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Singers get funky to battle cancer
8:00pm Monday 28th October 2013 in News
HUNDREDS of women recorded an album to raise awareness of breast cancer charities.
The 800-strong Funky Voices choir performed 12 songs at the recording session at the Mercury Theatre in Colchester.
During one song, all of the singers threw their bras into the air and for other tracks they wore Gary Barlow and Lionel Richie masks.
Sandra Colston, musical director, said: “It was brilliant. I always call it a wall of sound when we are together.
“A few of our members are in the middle of treatment for breast cancer or have recently been diagnosed.
“We are finding ourselves more and more closely affected. A few of us got a bit wateryeyed.
It actually got quite emotional.”
The choir usually practices in 18 different groups across Essex and Suffolk.
The album, which is due to be released at the end of November, will be available on iTunes and Amazon.
It features covers of a range of classic hits, including songs from Take That, U2 and Lionel Richie.
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