Gareth Malone auditioned members of the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service choir in 2013. Following the BBC 2 second series of The Choir: Sing While You Work, in which they reached the final, our choir has stayed together under the guidance of Musical Director Ruairi Edwards and Accompanist Wendy Dolby.

Members are drawn from across the Service with the choir made up of firefighters, fire authority, support staff, youth workers and volunteers.

We were recently invited to take part in a concert at Carnegie Hall in New York. While there, we performed The Rising at the Ground Zero memorial and it was at that particularly poignant performance that the decision was taken to release a download and raise funds for The Fire Fighters Charity.