Choir competition to be held in aid of Thai orphans

Tenors Unlimited with Rotarian Sue Day
Tenors Unlimited with Rotarian Sue Day

Children from schools across 1066 Country will be singing their hearts out at an upcoming concert in aid of orphaned youngsters in Thailand.

Tenors Unlimited is joining choirs on stage at the event, which is set to take place on Friday, May 22 next year at the White Rock Theatre.

It has been organised by the Rotary Club of Hastings.

Rotarian Sue Day, who is part of the club’s organising committee for the 1066 Choir Competition, established the Little Hands art project following the tsunami that devastated south east Asia in December 2004. The competition will be raising much-needed funds for the project.

Tenors Unlimited are patrons of the contest and have been long-standing supporters of the Little Hands project, which helps orphaned children with art therapy. The tenors are performing at a concert at the Royal Hippodrome Eastbourne on Saturday, November 29 when 99 children will join them on stage, with part of the proceeds going to Little Hands.

Sue said: “The 1066 Choir Competition next year on May 22 at the White Rock is such a wonderful event and to have the children’s support with the tenors for less fortunate children on the other side of the world is something very special.”

The tsunami happened on Boxing Day in 2004. An earthquake triggered a series of devastating tsunamis along the coasts of most landmasses bordering the Indian Ocean, killing more than 230,000 people in 14 countries, and hitting coastal communities with waves up to 30 metres.

For more information on the Rotary Club of Hastings visit www.hastings.rotaryweb.org.