One choir raised the rafters and gave hundreds of pounds worth of donations to a foodbank for a concert with a difference.
The Buxton Studio Choir performed their first concert at the United Reform Church and instead of charging a ticket price asked people to bring a bag of food to donate to the High Peak Foodbank.
Choir member Teresa Oxley said: “This was a fantastic event and people really got on board with the idea and from the 70 people who turned up - which is amazing for our first concert - we raised £300 in donations of food or money.”
The foodbank helps those facing food poverty but also needs supplies of basic toiletries essential like deodorant and toothpaste so a request was sent out ahead of the show to the audience members.
Teresa said: “It was such a lovely event and one I think we do again.”
Lizzy walton from the foodbank said the donations were wonderful she added: “I wanted to say a specific thank you to Janet, her choice of songs was spot on.”
After three months rehearsing the choir performed Lean on Me and Caravan of Love.
Teresa added: “We wanted people to listen to the songs and understand why we were doing this.”