Sing for Life community choir joins Ciclovia Belfast on the cycle freeway

Ciclovia Belfast is busy getting ready to deliver another great event for everyone of all ages and abilities on Sunday 30th October, 2016 – 0930 – noon. At the pilot event last year we were joined by choirs, bike docks, clowns – to name but a few who entertained Ciclovia Belfast participants as they cycled the cycle freeway  to the hubs at Botanic Gardens and Belfast City Hall.  Such was the success Ciclovia Belfast is gearing up to do it all again this year but of course – bigger and better!  The cycle freeway route will be the same as year – Botanic Ave, Shaftesbury Sq, Dublin Rd, Bedford St and City Hall and along the route we will bring you entertainment and activities from a range of organisations found along the cycle freeway.  All we need is you and your bike. Plus help us spread the word to friends and family and get them to come along too!  Don’t have a bike – no problem.  Belfast Bikes have a range of docks across the city and there is one located on the Botanic Avenue Ciclovia Belfast cycle freeway route!

As we lead up to the big day we will bring you all the details of entertainment and activities planned  and first up – we are delighted to welcome the Sing for Life community choir.  The choir will join Ciclovia Belfast along the Botanic Avenue end of the Ciclovia Belfast route.   The choir welcomes everyone – no singing experience required –  just a zest for life . Who knows – maybe Ciclovia Belfast might  inspire to join them in the future!

Ahead of their appearance at Ciclovia Belfast, we asked choirmaster Keith Acheson to tell us about the choir.  Keith said:

“The Sing for Life community choir, developed in partnership by Cancer Focus Northern Ireland and The Crescent Arts Centre, was established in September 2012 for anyone affected by cancer. The Belfast based choir provides the opportunity to meet others living with cancer, share time together in a supportive and friendly environment and learn new skills in choral singing.It has given well over 50 performances in 4 years, most recently on the Opera House stage and with the Ulster Orchestra members at Holy Cross Church. It has approximately 100 members who attend a weekly 2hr practice session at the Moravian Church, University Road, Belfast. No singing experience is required to join. The choir’s repertoire includes upbeat and uplifting songs. Research has shown that singing in a choir can be extremely therapeutic for cancer patients helping to improve quality of life and self-esteem, and assist with pain relief and coping with depression.”

We cannot wait to hear and them and we hope you can join us to hear them too.  If you would like to find our more about The Sing for Life community Choir visit





Rachael Harriott

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