On its opening night, the Beeston Tuneless Choir attracted a record crowd of 113 people. It’s the second Tuneless Choir to launch in Nottingham after the first was set up in West Bridgford.

The Tuneless Choir is for those who love to sing but lack the ability or confidence to do so.

The manager of the Beeston Tuneless Choir, Carol Carty, felt overwhelmed by the turnout.

“We thought we may be lucky if we got about 70”

She said: “We thought we may be lucky if we got about 70 people but no, we got 113 so it was a brilliant, brilliant start!”

The founder of the first Tuneless choir, Nadine Cooper, helped set up the Beeston choir.

She said: “I’m so glad that people feel so strongly about it that they feel they want to set up their own.

“There were quite a few people that I know, who were struggling to get over to West Bridgford for 8 o’clock at night. So it’s really nice that now they can be a bit closer.”

AUDIO:Nadine Cooper on Tuneless Choir…

The Beeston Tuneless Choir sessions are held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 7.45pm until 9.15pm.

Since the launch of the first Tuneless Choir in January 2016, 12 more choirs have been set up across the UK and one as far as Berlin.

AUDIO:Beeston Tuneless Choir…

If you want to join a choir or set up your own, please visit: http://www.tunelesschoir.com/