Choir entertain residents at Jewish Care's Vi & John Rubens House in Clarence Avenue, Ilford

Iris Cohen (with microphone) leads the singing at Vi & John Rubens House

Iris Cohen (with microphone) leads the singing at Vi & John Rubens House

First published in Redbridge East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter

A CARE home echoed to the sounds of old show tunes and love songs performed by a residents.

The 12-strong choir of people living at Jewish Care's Vi & John Rubens House in Clarence Avenue, Ilford, have been singing together for five years.

And their latest performance was a big hit with staff and fellow residents.

Maralyn Roberts, who works for Jewish Care, said: “People who are otherwise withdrawn are lifted by music and you can see that when the choir sings.

“They are always a big hit with the residents.”

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