Over 300 patients, visitors and staff enjoyed a spirit-lifting performance by the fantastic Enfield Community Singers this week (21 April), in the latest of the North Middlesex University Hospital's Arts in the Atrium free concerts.
Hospital chair John Carrier said: "It was a fantastic event. Our patients and staff really enjoyed themselves. They sang along and danced. It was a great occasion and we are very grateful to the choir.”
The 23 Enfield Community Singers, led by conductor Simon Gilbert, a professional singer, performed songs like Steppin' Out and All My Loving from a range of popular 20th century music. They harmonised to the tunes of South Pacific, rocked to the sounds of the sixties and raised the roof with songs from There Is Nothing Like a Dame, Oklahoma and Out of My Dreams.
Olive Peart, 79, from Edmonton was among the audience. She said: "It's really lovely to hear people sing at the hospital."
Ruth Hutchinson from Tottenham (pictured below right) said: "It's refreshing to hear and to see the mix of people and ages who are taking part."
Paul Wastell, head of communications at the hospital, said: "Simon and his choir are an inspiration to us all. They provide a great and valuable service by staging events like this. Please join them if you love singing and want to give something back to the local community."
The choir recruited two possible new members from among the hospital's audience. If you would like to join, contact Simon Gilbert (pictured below left) on 020 8360 7386.
Next week the Enfield Community Singers are performing at the North London Hospice in Barrowell Green, they also have a public performance at the Dugdale Centre in Enfield on 25 June at 7pm. Tickets are available from the Dugdale Centre Box Office on 020 8807 6680 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.