Choirs from across Liverpool will unite next week to help save a historic Georgian Quarter church.
All monies raised from ‘ChoirFest’ will go towards the refurbishment of St Bride’s Church on Percy Street which is in urgent need of repairs.
Taking place on 22 July, ChoirFest is the latest part of the campaign to restore the 188-year-old place of worship and follows last month’s successful ‘A Night at the Musicals’ event.
At least eight local choirs will take part in the friendly competition for three separate trophies, with choruses performing both inside the church and outside on the front pillared steps.
The afternoon, which runs from 1-4pm, will also include a ‘bake-off’ competition judged by Claire Southern of Claire Southern Macarons.
Emma Dears, who launched the Save Our St Bride’s campaign, says: “ChoirFest and the summer fair is going to be a great, fun family day out. The most important thing for me is that it’s about having fun. We don’t want the competition to be too competitive! It’s a celebration of the choirs, singing, the church and community.
“All the money raised will go to St Bride’s and will help to sustain the wonderful work it does within the community.
“I’m hoping this will become an annual event, and that this is just the first ChoirFest and summer fair of many.”