Choir members revert to childhood

Members of Ashover Celebration Choir abandoned their traditional church music practice - to sing nursery rhymes.

They were joined by family and friends for a 25-minute ‘singathon’ in the village Bassett Rooms to mark the 25th anniversary of Red Nose Day which raises cash to help transform the lives of needy people of all ages at home and abroad.

Led by musical director Ruth Russell, the group sang their way through a programme of children’s songs before breaking off to enjoy refreshments.

“Nursery rhymes were never sung in so many styles or with so much enthusiasm,” said choir member Marjorie Telford.