A CHOIR that donates its weekly subscriptions to a cancer charity is looking to recruit singers.

The Big Choir, which formed in February 2016 and raised over £5,500 for Cancer Research and The Crick Institute, in Kings Cross, in its first year, is expanding.

Organiser Sharon Czapnik Down has ambitions of reaching a £10,000 target for 2017.

She is on the lookout for singers from sopranos, altos, tenors or bass, as well as male singers.

There are no auditions and members range from aged 25 to 80

No previous experience is necessary just a joy of singing and a willingness to learn the harmonies.

Sharon, said: “We’re not a choir connected to cancer in any way, it just so happens that many members have been affected, either themselves or having lost loved ones.

“They love the fact that their weekly subs are going to such good use.

“My aim is to grow the choir, and that is why we have now opened a session in Winchmore Hill.

“We’re very excited about this as we got such a lovely welcome at the N21 Festival in July.

“We’re hoping to see many locals at this group and we offer a free taster session to any who’d like to try us out.

“Our choir is a real community choir and we’ve seen so many friendships blossom.

“We have quite a good social side too, often ending up in the pub for a drink, or dinner and we love to perform.

“We did East Barnet Festival too this year and have performed at various other events over the past 12 months.

“We have two big performances, one during the summer and a Christmas show in December where we sell tickets to raise more money for the charity.”

The Big Choir meets on Thursday evenings – which often ends with a social get-together in a pub – and there is a Tuesday morning meet up too.

Both choirs have performed over the Christmas period and during the summer.

Many genres of music are covered from modern pop to gospel.

Contact Sharon Czapnik Down on 07971 957188 or email thebigchoir.org@gmail.com for further information.