Throughout her extensive music career, Andrea has been the director of many choirs.
Andrea runs Upbeat Contemporary Choir in Lavenham and Bildeston in Suffolk, who meet weekly in Term time.
There are now over 80 members, men and women who performs several charity concerts throughout the year, and have raised over £18,000 for various charities.
At Upbeat, Andrea focuses on confidence building through vocal performance. All levels of ability are welcome and through Andrea’s buoyant personality, choice of songs (ranging from folk to reggae, pop to spiritual) and enthusiasm she helps everyone to find their inner voice.
The choir comes together with a real sense of fun, purpose and a family feel.
Upbeat Contemporary Choir, under the direction of Andrea King, held a charity concert raising funds for Help for Heroes on 4 June, 2017 at The Apex concert venue in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. This concert featured the Lavenham and Bildeston branches of the choir with special guest host Charlie Haylock.
Upbeat Contemporary Choir performed at The Apex on June 2 and raised £2,511 for the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA).
The choir, which is based in Lavenham and Bildeston, has raised more than £18,000 for various charities since its inception in 2002.
Andrea King, choir director and founder, said: “The singing was outstanding and I’m so proud of how everyone pulled together to make this concert the success it was.”
Mark Wilson, EAAA community fundraiser for Suffolk, said: “We are delighted with the incredible amount raised by the choir for our charity.
“Since the year 2000, EAAA has been on almost 23,000 missions with our two helicopters, one based at Norwich and the other at Cambridge.
Please join us on April 6th 2019 at the Apex.
This concert is supporting Teenage Cancer Trust, an amazing charity who aims to give every young person with Cancer the vital support and services they need. They do it by providing world class cancer care and support in specialist units, local hospitals and in homes across the U.K. They are there at every stage, from diagnosis through treatment and after treatment. They make sure that the 7 young people diagnosed with cancer every day, never face it alone.
Presenting the cheque for £1123 to Friends of Bildeston Surgery. 2018