Recently I was privileged to spend some time with St. Ann's Hospice Festival Choir in Cheadle, Cheshire. The brief was to capture a cheque presentation for press release and then document the Summer Concert the choir holds each year. As an added component, I was asked to take portraits of the conductor and pianist for promotion and publicity.
I was taken aback by the size of the choir, as there were many more members than I had initially expected to be photographing, but hey, the more the merrier! We managed to fit everyone into the set piece for the cheque presentation. The cheque was presented to the charity the choir raises money for - St. Ann's Hospice. This was received by one of the trustees of the charity. The image below was utilised for press release on the St. Ann's website and also published in a local Stockport paper.
The second time I met up with them was for their Summer Concert held at Stockport town hall about 10 days later. The choir presented excerpts from a variety of popular theatre and classical pieces, much to the enjoyment of the near full house audience.
The choir members were also able to share the total amount they raised during the year which was well over twenty-one thousand pounds! A fantastic job which drew an enthusiastic response from the audience.
At the intermission my last task was to produce portraits of the conductor and accompanist, which we set nicely with the piano as a visual clue and backdrop.
I really appreciated the opportunity to work with this choir that give up their time and talents to raise money for a worthy cause and also receive joy and satisfaction of being able to make music with other likeminded people.
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