Following a nationwide public vote the Rochdale Pioneers Museums and Touchstones Rochdale have won the Museums at Night competition. Their prize is to bring the artist Susan Forsyth’s Zusammen Choir to Rochdale on Thursday 16 May.
Zusammen means ‘together’ and the drop-in choir consists entirely of members of the general public and community groups who come together to sing together for one night only. There are no rehearsals and no singing skill is required. Song sheets will be provided.
The choir will be accompanied by community bands, including Littleborough Brass Band, and will stop to sing at local landmarks including the Broadfield Park bandstand, the Rochdale war memorial and Toad Lane – home of the Rochdale Pioneers Museum and St Mary in the Baum Church.
All are welcome to take part and are asked to meet at Rochdale’s St Chad’s Church at 6pm, with the procession beginning at 6.15pm. The procession will end at the Rochdale Pioneers Museum at around 8pm.
To assist event organisers please register your intention to take part by emailing email@example.com, calling 01706 524920 or joining the event’s Facebook page. Further details can be found at www.rochdalepioneersmuseum.coop/event/singrochdale.