Why did you join the Missing People Choir?
Sarah-Jane: They were looking for members to support the families as they sang, and as Missing People is a local charity to me and one that I feel very supportive of, I was keen to get involved.
Emma: I went to my first Missing People carol concert at St Martin-in-the-Fields the year my Mum was missing - a choir performed and it made me want to join a choir. Shortly after, Clare got in touch and told me they were setting one up. It felt like synchronicity coming together at just the right time and so I jumped at the chance. It’s great to be able to use one of my passions – singing – to help Missing People who have a fond place in mine and my family’s hearts after all the wonderful support they have provided us.
What does it mean to you to be part of the choir?
Jan: It feels like I’ve become part of another family, where we support and understand each other.
Emma: I feel like I’ve had the biggest journey with 'I Miss You'. Even though I have to desensitise myself to the lyrics to be able to sing it, sometimes the lyrics hit you and it brings all the emotions to the surface. It’s an incredibly powerful song.
What is your favourite Missing People Choir memory?
Louise: Not sure – being a bit of a geek I was really excited about performing on Crime Watch but the early start wasn’t my favourite! Singing in St Martin-in-the-Fields at the Missing People Carol Concert is such a joy that I do really look forward to it.
What did you enjoy most about auditioning on Britain’s Got Talent?
Louise: The really positive response we received from all of the crew and the presenters and judges was amazing.