Next Guildford Community Lottery draw on Sat 21 September at 8PM
The draw is in 2 days 22 hours 26 minutes!
Vivace Chorus (formerly the Guildford Philharmonic Choir) is a choir of around 150 people from all walks of life and all ages.
We sing together every week at the Guildford Baptist Church and we put on at least three concerts a year in Guildford – usually either at Guildford Cathedral or at GLive. Every year, we sing in the Mayor of Guildford’s Christmas Concert at Holy Trinity Church, which raises money for the Mayor’s chosen cause.
We’ve also supported a wide range of charities over the years, including the Rainbow Trust, the Alzheimer’s Society, the Royal British Legion, the RNLI, Cherry Trees and GUTS. We’ve worked with local schools, youth choirs and young musicians, and we’ve commissioned music from local composers.
We’re a charity, and one of our key aims is to share more of what we do with the community – by involving them in our concerts, by taking part in other community events – like the Guildford Remembers weekend to commemorate the end of World War One – and by taking our work out into the community more.
All of these things need financial support – we work with professional conductors, pianists, soloists and orchestral musicians and we need to hire venues and pay other professional groups to come and work with us. We have been lucky to have local sponsors in the past and support from our patrons and members who want to support the arts in Guildford, and we believe we could be even more adventurous, ambitious and inclusive with your support in the Lottery.
It’s been proven that music is good for your physical and mental health. Singing has incredible physical benefits, and being part of a live musical experience is something we believe everyone should have the opportunity to try. Singing with the choir has got some of our members through extremely tough times – it’s a time to step out and to feel the power of something that’s truly good for your soul.
Research suggests that listening to classical music:
- Boosts your memory
- Sparks creativity
- Helps to fight loneliness and depression
- Increases the ‘happy’ chemicals in your brain
- Improves productivity
- Helps you sleep more soundly
So, with your support, we’d like to be able to put on new programmes, bring in new performers, bring music to new venues and most of all reach new audiences who may never have heard live classical music before – and could really benefit from it. We’d be so grateful for your support in this Lottery – thank you for considering us.
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Each ticket has a 1 in 50 chance to win with a top prize of £25,000!