There’s a bit of a singer in most of us trying to get out but not everyone has the opportunity to let it loose.

So now a championship-winning men’s choir from Bolton is giving anyone the chance to see how it feels to sing songs in 4-part harmony. As part of a national ‘Learn to Sing’ initiative the Cottontown Chorus is inviting anyone who’s interested to come along for two evenings and try their hand (or their voice!) at singing Bon Jovi’s Livin’ on a Prayer. It’s a capella which means there are no instruments – just voices – and it should be a lot of fun.

The Cottontown Chorus is a 60-strong men’s choir who are 5-times champions of the British Association of Barbershop Singers.  They have recently returned from competing at the International Championships in Las Vegas where they performed to an audience of over 10,000 at the MGM Garden Arena. And for two Tuesday evenings you can join them and experience what it’s like to sing harmonies that raise the roof and raise your spirits. There’s solid research to show that singing is good the heart but it’s also really good for the soul.

So whether you know you can sing or whether you’d just like to give it a go in order to find out then head down to Turton High School, Bromley Cross. You’ll be singing as a group, so it won’t be daunting, and you don’t need to be able to read music to take part.

The first session is on Tuesday 30th September – for details on how to register for the sessions and information on the venue and times go to

Go on, you know you want to!