Batley Community Choir

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 09:09:00 BST

Batley Choir Batley Community Choir was formed by Gary Skyrme from the Estates and Facilities team two years ago.  Following the recent death of the Jo Cox, MP for Batley and Spen, the choir was invited to sing live on Channel 4’s The Last Leg.  They sang The Rose, which they felt fitted perfectly.  This performance led to comments on Twitter suggesting that the choir should record and release it. At the event to commemorate Jo’s birthday the choir sang in Batley Market Square with 2,000 people joining in the last verse.

The choir, which is directed by Gary, has now recorded the single along with school choirs and people from Batley.  It made the local news with coverage on Look North and Calendar

The track was released on Saturday 16 July with all profits going to the Jo Cox Memorial Fund.

You can download the track from online music download services or contact Gary Skyrme for further information:

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