Alcester Male Voice Choir

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Waitrose Grant August 2016

Alcester Supermarkets delight at local choirs grant award.

The Alcester Male Voice Choir are some £1000 better off after applying for and successfully winning a grant from the John Lewis partnership as part of the companies “Music Matters” scheme which recognises projects or organisations which make an outstanding contribution to music in their local community.

The grant was applied for through the Alcester branch of Waitrose who are delighted that the Alcester Male Voice Choir have been successful. Michelle Winmill, Partnership Coordinator at Waitrose Alcester explains ” The John Lewis Partnership have been making grants to support musical activities of all kinds for over 75 years, and this year throughout the UK there are only 30 grants awarded so you really do have to be a bit special to be successful. We are of course aware of the choirs contribution to music both in this area and beyond and the difference they have made to local organisations by raising many thousands of pounds for local organisations and charities since they were founded some some 42 years ago. As a store we are delighted they have been successful. It is in fact the first time we have had a successful applicant in this area and we know the choir thoroughly deserve it”

Judith Land BEM, choir founder and Director of Music commented ” I would like to thank the John Lewis Partnership for the grant. We are of course delighted to receive it, this will help us to continue promoting music in the area, as a choir we do work very hard and I am proud that choir has been recognised for the work we do.