Emmanuel House, a charity for the homeless and vulnerable in Nottingham have hosted an evening of musical entertainment from it’s supporters, Belters Choir.
The evening took place on Tuesday the 4th of December at St Mary’s Church and saw Belters Choir preform a range of pieces including a number of Christmas Carols to lift spirits whilst raising money for the charity.
Belters Choir are a diverse group of women from Nottingham who form a choir directed by Rachel Foster.
Foster was inspired to form a choir when she was working with some refugees and wanted to share music from culture’s around the world and inspire others to get involved.
In an interview with Foster she explained that they chose to support Emmanuel House when they saw severe evidence of homeless in the tunnel just off Derby road.
The choir was so shocked by what they saw they wanted to sing for a good cause and chose Emmanuel House to support because they receive very little public funding.
“WE NEED MORE COMMUNITY SPIRIT. BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER NOT DIVIDE THEM”
The Choir pride themselves in their music choice. Unlike many other choirs they steer away from the classics and the musicals but choose Gospel, Eastern European because of their interesting harmonies and they even make their own arrangements.
Emmanuel House exists to support homeless, vulnerable or isolated adults in and around Nottingham. Emmanuel House strive to provide diverse and accessible services that meet basic needs and impower individuals to make positive changes in their lives.
The Charity was funded in 1976 by Father Roger Killeen and works with communities around Nottingham receiving donations and bringing people together.
If you would like to help call Emmanuel House on 01159507140.