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Pudsey singers hit right note for mental health support service

A group of singers have released their first album, which will support a local mental health organisation.

Voices of Yorkshire is made up of seven choirs totalling 350 people from across West Yorkshire – including one which rehearses every week at St James The Great Church in Pudsey.

After a lot of hard work the album, From T’Top is now available to download on all major streaming platforms, including Spotify, iTunes and Amazon Music. 

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Proceeds from the album sales will be donated to It’s Worth Talking About, a volunteer-led peer support service supporting people struggling with their mental health.

Voices of Yorkshire spokesperson Sally Lawrence said: “Singing is great for wellbeing and for maintaining good mental health, which is why we have aligned with It’s Worth Talking About for this project.

“Lots of our members join Voices of Yorkshire as strangers and meet life-long friends at our sessions, performances and social events. Making positive connections whilst having fun singing is what it’s all about!

“We asked a lot of our choir members in order to make this happen, we were in the studio for almost nine hours of recording. As always they put their heart and soul into the process and you can hear that on the tracks. We’re so proud of what they have achieved. Without them, none of this is possible.  

“We’re delighted to have been able to deliver this project and feel incredibly fortunate to have worked with the wonderfully talented Andy Thornton who recorded and produced the album for us. Andy pulled out all the stops and really went the extra mile to turn our idea into something very special. We are also really grateful to Jam on Top Studios for their wonderful hospitality and help throughout the process.”

The album is made up of eight songs. These include Human, originally by the Killers, From Now On from The Greatest Showman and What’s Up by the Four Non Blondes and is available to download now.

Voices of Yorkshire currently run sessions in Bingley and Pudsey on Mondays, Skipton and Menston on Tuesdays, Oakworth and Yeadon on Wednesdays and Silsden on a Thursday. All sessions are in the evening. More details on their website.

If you would like to contact It’s Worth Talking About you can find them online at www.itsworthtalkingabout.org or call them on 07706 024336.

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