Singing group back after two decades

Caroline  Dyson, Michael Hawley, Nigel Rothery and Mary McCready
Caroline Dyson, Michael Hawley, Nigel Rothery and Mary McCready
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A quartet of singers are getting back together again after 20 years to perform a special concert for a cancer charity.

Singers Unlimited - who have not performed together since the 1990s - will take their audience on a journey from Hollywood to the West End at the fundraising event.

The concert will be held at St Oswald’s Church Hall on Abbeydale Road on November 8, and will include music from Gilbert and Sullivan, Mozart, West Side Story and The Beatles.

It is the latest charity event organised by Mary McCready, a member of Singers Unlimited, who has already raised almost £1,200 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

She said: “I, like so many other people including my fellow performers, have lost members of the family and friends to cancer.

“I have seen the tremendous work done by Macmillan nurses and cannot speak highly enough of them.”

Mary added: “They are truly inspirational and deserve all the support they can get.”

Her previous fundraising activities include the first Macmillan Mammoth Quiz in Sheffield, as well as a gruelling 5k charity run in August that she completed in 32 minutes.

Singers Unlimited formed after singing together with the South Yorkshire Opera.

For six years they entertained as an after-dinner cabaret group but disbanded because of members moving away from the area.

Mary, from Millhouses, and her fellow singers Caroline Dyson, Michael Hawley and Nigel Rothery, will be provided with musical accompaniment on the piano from former teacher and choirmaster Hugh Finnigan.

n Tickets cost £12 and are available by emailing musicandconcerts@outlook.com or calling 0114 236 5740.