Cash boost for The Beehive
12:59 08 July 2014
John Burgess of the honiton Beehive receives a cheque for £2500 from the proceeds of the recent Christ Crucified production. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mhh 6390-26-14AW. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on Photo Orders
Honiton’s new community centre benefits from the success of sell-out rock oratorio Christ Crucified.
The Honiton Community Choir and Orchestra in rehearsals for Christ Crucified at the Beehive. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref mhh 7439-13-14SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on Photo Orders
Honiton’s Beehive community centre has received a welcome boost of £2,500 following the success of rock oratorio Christ Crucified.
Representatives from Christ Crucified, including Andy Hague, who composed and conducted the production, presented a cheque last week to John Burgess of Friends of the Beehive.
The money will go towards the remaining costs of fitting out at The Beehive.
The sell-out production was one of the centre’s main opening events back in April, and saw more than 600 people attend.
The Honiton Community Choir and Orchestra in rehearsals for Christ Crucified at the Beehive. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref mhh 7408-13-14SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on Photo Orders
Andy Hague is also the director of community choir Sweet Honi ‘n’ Soul and its concerts leading up to the opening raised more than £1,000 towards the sound equipment.
Grants with the support of local businesses, individuals and fundraising by groups like Sweet Honi ‘n’ Soul has helped raise £70,000.
Sweet Honi ‘n’ Soul will be holding a concert at The Beehive on Friday, July 11. Tickets are available from the centre by calling 01404 384050. All the profits will go towards supporting The Beehive.
CD and DVD’s of Christ Crucified are available to buy from www.christ-crucified.co.uk
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