- on Wednesday, 01 February 2017.
You may have read some exciting news this morning - the cat’s out of the bag and it’s true - the Missing People Choir have auditioned for this year’s Britain’s Got Talent!
The choir is made up of families with missing loved ones and their supporters as well as volunteers and staff from the charity and has been running since June 2014 under the fantastic leadership of choir director Jim Hawkins. It has performed at a number of the charity’s events including at their “Miles for Missing Children” fundraising run and twice at St Martin-in-the-Fields at the charity’s annual Christmas Carol Service.
Missing People Choir members performing with the choir as part of their Britain’s Got Talent bid include; Peter Boxell, whose son Lee went missing at the age of 15 in 1988; Sarah Godwin, whose son Quentin has been missing in New Zealand since May 1992; Denise Horvath Allan, whose son Charles went missing in 1989; Rachel Edwards, whose brother has been missing since 1995; Emma Cullingford, whose mother was missing for a month before sadly being found to have died and Peter Lawrence, whose chef daughter Claudia has been missing from York since 2009.
As you can probably imagine, we’re all very excited to share this news with you but that’s it from us for now, we’re looking forward to you seeing (and hearing!) more from the choir in due course. In the meantime, you can see the choir in action below: