Two Devon-based rock and pop choirs have united to produce a single in a bid to raise money for charity.
90 singers from rock and pop choirs DyNaMix, based in Barnstaple, and the Exeter-based Rhythm of Life Choir recently travelled 300 miles to a studio in Swindon to record an original song, When We Stand Together. All proceeds of the single, written and produced by Choir Director Jax Gibbins, will be donated to Alzheimer’s Society.
Of the decision to record the song, Jax Gibbins says: “When the initial idea for a charity single came up last year, I never dreamed it would end up being one of the most humbling and memorable musical experiences of my life. What started out as just a lovely idea grew into this show of strength and unityagainst dementia and a feeling amongst us all that we were creating something very special.
“Several members of the choir have been personally affected by the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s and we all feel strongly that we want to help in our own small way to confront this terrible disease, which is the UK’s biggest killerand the only one we can't cure, prevent or even slowdown. I am so proud of what we achieved and hope the people of North Devon will do their bit by buying the single and help us to raise as much money as possible.”
When We Stand Together has a positive message of unitingagainst all the odds, and the choirs hope their efforts will raise awareness of Alzheimer’s and contribute to the charity’s fight to ensure nobody faces dementia alone. The single will be available to buy on 20 March from iTunes, Google Play and Amazon Prime.
A promotional video was also made in conjunction with the single.
If you have questions or concerns about dementia, Alzheimer’s Society National Dementia Helpline 0300 222 11 22 can provide information and support. More information about the charity is available on their website www.alzheimers.org.uk.