Hearts & Voices 2017

Hearts & Voices is a collaboration with Rossendale Hospice, 2nd Rossendale Scout band and Chant Productions.  

Seàn Ruane a professional Opera singer with a wealth of knowledge and skill and his team at Chant Productions deliver singing workshops to primary and secondary schools across Rossendale. This supplements the wonderful work their Choir teachers already do and gives them new techniques to help them with their singing.  Chant Productions has a long track record of working with young people and train to a very high standard in preparation for the big performance at the prestigious location of Blackburn Cathedral.  The confidence the students gain from this experience is invaluable.

If your school or business would like to support this event please contact sam.morris@rossendalehospice.org

We are very grateful to our sponsors whose financial contributions have covered the full costs of putting on this event, enabling Rossendale Hospice and its patients to benefit from the proceeds of ticket sales.

See below for our video and gallery of photos from Hearts and Voices 2017.

Two hundred children performed in front of an audience of 300 people who attended a most memorable event. The children’s voices touched the hearts of many and raised over £3000 for Rossendale Hospice.

Graham Helm, Musical Director of 2nd Rossendale Scout Band welcomed the packed Cathedral by saying “We developed this event as Sean and I believed that Children from all across Rossendale deserved the opportunity to perform at such a prestigious venue” Graham then went onto introduce one of best Saxophonists he knows, Mr Archie Taylor, age 90 years old from Waterfoot who played a great rendition of ‘Autumn Leaves’.

We are very grateful to our corporate sponsors – Winfield Outdoors, Cassons, Fred Hamers Funeral Services, Musbury Fabrics, Tony Quinn Accountants and Professional Remediation who enabled us to stage the event and special thanks also go to CFH design, Lite Alternative, HD Signs, AJM Photography, Big Tank productions & all our volunteers who helped on the evening.


Hearts & Voices 2017

Gallery of the event