Pennine Acute Trust’s Staff Rock Choir to sing for success at Staff Awards

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Pennine Acute Trust’s Staff Rock Choir to sing for success at Staff Awards
09 November 2015

THE Pennine Acute Hospital NHS Trust’s own NHS staff Rock Choir is set to perform again this year at the Trust’s prestigious Staff Awards 2015 ceremony on Friday 13th November at The Sheridan Suite in Manchester.

The choir, which formed in April last year as the first NHS Rock Choir in the country, will be supported by Rock Choir members from Tameside, Rochdale, Oldham and Middleton when they perform to Trust staff and guests, conducted by local Rock Choir leader Phil Reynolds.

Staff from the Trust’s four hospitals and community services have been attending regular rehearsals at The Royal Oldham Hospital every Thursday evening to fine tune their voices in a range of songs from Motown, Gospel to contemporary pop songs.

Rock Choir leader, Phil Reynolds said:

“We're delighted to be performing with the Trust Rock Choir again at the staff awards this year. Last year the choir set the bar really high and this year we are hoping to surpass that performance and smash it out of the park. It will be a great evening and it is a pleasure to entertain the hard working NHS staff and give them something back for all they do to help the people living in their communities.

"We are always looking to attract new members, so if you enjoy singing and performing to a live audience then why not join and become part of the UK's most popular amateur contemporary choir with over 16,000 members across the country in 300 locations? There are no auditions and you don't need to read music, you just need to love for singing.”

The Trust’s annual staff awards event acknowledges the achievements of staff working at the Trust's four local hospitals and its community services. The final awards ceremony will be hosted by BBC Breakfast anchor Bill Turnbull.

Commenting on his support of the Trust’s staff awards, Bill Turnbull said: "I'm really delighted and looking forward to being part of the Pennine Acute Trust's annual staff awards and at their final awards ceremony. Such awards are a lovely way to recognise and thank local NHS staff and volunteers who really work hard to provide exceptional care to patients in their communities, often under pressure and huge demands.”

The Trust’s Staff Awards recognise the very best of patient care, skill and innovation among the 9,000 staff within the Trust’s hospitals and community services. This is the sixth consecutive year the Trust has held its annual staff awards which are fully paid for and sponsored by external companies and suppliers who work with the Trust.

To find your nearest Rock Choir location and to book a free taster session visit or telephone 01252 714 276.

Rock Choir media contact: or call 01252 714276