Residents of Clacton nursing home were treated to a choir
Residents of CARE homes kept at bay due to rising coronavirus cases were treated to a picture-perfect outdoor performance by a community group of singers.
The SingAlongAPen Choir visited Maitland House, in Church Road, Clacton, on Wednesday afternoon for a beautiful, sun-tinged performance.
After setting up and perfecting their harmonies in the front garden of the house, the ensemble sang angelically through their setlist.
They played for 45 minutes, to the delight of music-loving residents who took advantage of the weather to absorb the show outside.
Penelope Read, 73, from Clacton, started the weekly choir for people who have already been told they can’t sing and those who struggle with breathing difficulties.
She said: “The granddaughter of one of my choir members works from home so we offered to play.
“We’ve played in care homes before, but we have to sing outside now because of the coronavirus so we can keep everyone safe.
“But we loved it and it was great because the residents joined in the singing and it was beautiful in the sunshine.
“The choir is for health and well-being, and for people who like to sing well.”
To learn more, visit facebook.com/sing4yourhealth.