Choir members record moving performance of original song to raise money for Age UK

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To keep his choir members in touch and work together, North End vocal teacher Josh Robinson wrote a lockdown inspired song for everyone to perform together.

Josh, who runs Encore Choirs in Petersfield and Farnham with his fiancee Gemma Ford, has made his first attempt at songwriting to produce Let the light, let the love.

His goal was to use the power of music to connect people in these uncertain times, spreading a message of hope and showing that music has the power to bring people together.

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Encore Choirs, based in Petersfield and Farnham, is run by Portsmouth resident Josh Robinson and his fiancee Gemma Ford. The band members recorded a virtual performance of the song Let Light, Let Love by Josh in support of Age UK. Pictured: A screenshot of the uplifting video

Josh, 24, said: “The project was helping Age UK, for those who are older and may not have the same much needed connections during this time. We want to make sure everyone is connected, and by using the power of music, we can lift people’s spirits. ‘

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He added: “It all came together in a bit of a blur. What was really good was that I was able to connect with my family who live hours apart and they all joined in with us.

“I was really happy with all the people who participated and it made me vibrate.”

Encore Choirs, based in Petersfield and Farnham, is run by Portsmouth resident Josh Robinson and his fiancee Gemma Ford. The band members recorded a virtual performance of the song Let Light, Let Love by Josh in support of Age UK. Pictured: Josh and Gemma

Encore Choirs opened in September last year and offers choirs and singing lessons to anyone who enjoys singing.

Josh said: “The good thing about our choir is that you don’t have to read music and anyone can join in even if you’re not a singer. The main thing is that people have fun and walk away with a smile.

The sessions take place online via the Zoom platform, on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Passionate teacher Josh, who is looking to open a choir in Portsmouth when he can, said: “Our choirs are all closest friends and we love welcoming people into our choir family, whether online or in person. . “

Encore Choirs, based in Petersfield and Farnham, is run by Portsmouth resident Josh Robinson and his fiancee Gemma Ford. The band members recorded a virtual performance of the song Let Light, Let Love by Josh in support of Age UK. Pictured: A group of backing vocals performing together before having to meet online

To help fight the isolation, Josh also hosted an online coffee morning via Zoom on Saturday, open to everyone.

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