CHOIR Singing in the afternoon is proving to be a big hit across the West of England, raising thousands of pounds for community groups.

Last year, the magnificent sum of just over £30,000 was raised across all the Good Afternoon Choirs. The Good Afternoon choir members are now singing for the charities they will support in 2024. 

Founder Grenville Jones has a worldwide reputation as a choir leader and as someone who advocates the health benefits of belonging in a choir.

He said: “Singing should be on prescription”.

Grenville started the community Good Afternoon Choirs in his home city of Bath 15 years ago. Now, more than 1,000 people sing in the afternoon.

The Norton Radstock Good Afternoon Choir take place on Thursdays. They have chosen to support Dorothy House through their concerts and other fundraising activities in 2024. 

The choir is led by John Sandford and meets every Thursday at Midsomer Norton Methodist Church Hall from 1-3pm. There are no auditions, everyone is welcome – come and discover the fun and friendship of a community choir.

Full details on all the choirs/rehearsal times etc are all on