WESTBURY Court Community Choir was music to the ears of care home residents as the group held its final performance at Westbury Court Care Home last Thursday afternoon.

The choir, which was formed in April, has been holding weekly rehearsals, run by music and well-being charity Musica, in the build-up to its final performance.

Westbury town crier John Hadfield even attended to open the proceedings.

Holly Caswell, home manager for Westbury Court said: “We set up the Westbury Community Choir for both our residents and older people in the local community as part of our varied programme of recreation, activities and entertainment.

“Singing with others helps to lift mood, create a sense of well-being and is generally thought to be excellent exercise.”

Frankie Simpkins from Musica said: “Studies have shown that there are lots of benefits of singing in a group, including inproving lung capacity. Singing together gives a sense of community spirit.”

For more information on Musica’s projects, visit www.musica-music.co.uk