Rock Choir comes to Marlborough – and is looking for singers
The UK’s largest contemporary choir is coming to Marlborough – and looking for new members.
Rock Choir is starting weekly rehearsal sessions at St John’s School from Monday, September 14, from 8pm with a free 90-minute taster session for anyone interested in giving it a whirl.
"Rock Choir has been called 'The People's Choir' because it really is for everyone," said Kate Benson, who will be leading the Marlborough sessions.
"There are no auditions and you don't need to be able to read music. You just have to love singing. We don't shine the spotlight on anyone during rehearsals, so it's all very laid back and relaxed.
“But in no time at all you'll be singing with your fellow choir members, making an amazing sound together."
Rock Choir is the UK's largest, most popular contemporary choir, with more than 17,000 members in over 300 local communities nationwide.
It was started in 2005 by musician and singer Caroline Redman Lusher, who wanted to reawaken people's joy of singing, and give them a fun, life-enhancing experience.
Rock Choir members span all ages and come from all walks of life, and many haven't sung in public since their school days. They attend fun, weekly rehearsals and learn a repertoire of well-know hit songs, leading to performances – many of which help raise money for charity.
"Although performing isn't mandatory, the vast majority of our members get a real buzz from singing together at local festivals, community shows and lots of other events," said Kate.
“Rock Choir has earned a fantastic reputation for the quality of our performances. We had our own TV documentary, The Choir That Rocks, and have sung on TV programmes such as BBC Breakfast and The One Show.
“Earlier this year, Rock Choir members from around the UK supported G4 and Russell Watson on their UK tours, and we’ve sung at lots of world-class venues, including The 02, Glasgow Concert Hall, the Royal Albert Hall and Wembley Stadium. Imagine taking part in amazing experiences like that.”