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Choir sings out for their friend, Olga
5:00pm Saturday 28th September 2013 in News
A CELEBRATORY concert will mark the 20th anniversary of a group of singers based at an Oxford sports centre.
The OXSRAD singers are putting on a special show tonight to honour their founding member, Olga Nicholls, who is in hospital this month with a brain tumour.
Conductor Olivera Rainbird said: “Olga was really involved in starting it all and was extremely important to the group.
“She has been a great enthusiast and she is really, really missed. We are going to dedicate the evening to her.”
Sandford-on-Thames resident Lynn Hawkins said: “Olga has always been very vibrant, even at 81, and hopefully we will be able to do her proud this evening.
“I think the concert will be great fun and we ask the audience to join in.
“Singing is good for you and helps get you through things.’’ The show will include music from the movies, classical music, solo performances and duets with the Jubilee brass band.
About 30 per cent of the group are disabled and organisers say it can have a positive impact on people.
The concert will take place at 7.30pm at the OXSRAD sports and leisure centre in Marsh Lane, Marston.
Members of the public are free to attend, but donations are welcome and will go towards OXSRAD.
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