Music to the ears of patients
It was music to the ears of patients when the Cantus Chamber
Choir of Sale Grammar School spread a little Christmas cheer. They
dropped into the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital and
Manchester Royal Eye Hospital to perform for patients, staff and
After successfully wooing the crowds last
Christmas, Lime Arts, a charity which develops, co-ordinates and
delivers a wide range of creative projects within our hospitals,
invited the choir back for a repeat performance. The school is also
working with Lime on arts projects for the Hydrotherapy Pool at
RMCH and the Paediatric Dental Unit at the University Dental
Hospital of Manchester.
Director Brian Chapman said: "I am thrilled that the choir has
returned for a second year. They were so good last year and we
received so many positive comments that we felt our Christmas
programme would not be complete without them."
The Cantus Chamber Choir mainly consists of Sale Grammar pupils,
past and present but also includes youngsters from the Greater
Manchester area. The performed a selection of songs including
festive favourites and popular classics
Choir Leader Daphne Sumbler said: "It was a pleasure to
come and perform at both the Eye Hospital and the Children's
Hospital. We have a very busy concert schedule, especially at this
time of the year, but everyone enjoyed their visit."