DRINKERS IN the Royal Inn on the Park are raising a glass to Hannah Brine, pictured, who has just won an inaugural BBC Unsung Hero Award.
Brine’s amateur choir, Victoria Park Singers, rehearses at the pub and patrons love the sounds they make.
General manager Simon Koo says: “Since Hannah brought Victoria Park Singers to the pub two year ago, Wednesday nights have been filled with music and laughter. And of course we welcome the trade.”
The choir comprises 100 non-auditioned people. Brine’s special talent is, says the BBC, “her ability to translate potential into polished performances” that have raised more than £8,000 for charity over the last two years.
For BBC Music Day’s Unsung Hero, people around the UK were asked to nominate someone they thought had a significant impact in their community. A BBC panel compiled a shortlist, from which the five winners were chosen.
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* Victoria Park Singers will join the Big Gig in Victoria Park on Sunday 12 July 2015 at 4.40pm and will give their main summer concert, Samba in the City, at the 500-seat Salvation Army Regent Hall, Oxford Street W1C 2DJ, on Wednesday 15 July 2015, at 8pm, jointly with the Kensington Singers. Tickets £8-£10. Profits to charity
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