South Yorkshire choir makes a date with rockers

Members of the Chorus choir promote their next concert at City Hall on March 30.
Members of the Chorus choir promote their next concert at City Hall on March 30.
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Sisters - and brothers - were doing it for themselves on the steps of Sheffield’s City Hall.

Members of South Yorkshire choir Chorus donned nuns’ habits and sang their hearts out in a flashmob to promote their latest concert, Magical Movies.

The singers will perform hits from the silver screen at Sheffield City Hall on March 30, including numbers from Moulin Rouge, Pretty Woman, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Sister Act.

Other hits such as Whitney Houston’s I Will Always Love You, Wet Wet Wet’s Love is All Around, and Skyfall - Adele’s James Bond theme tune - will also feature.

The choir will be joined on stage by a special guest star and West End leading lady Shona Lindsay.

The choir was born out of a free ‘come and try’ workshop at the City Hall a year ago, and members are starting to find they are in demand. They have a particularly important gig on April 8, when they will perform alongside British and US rockers Foreigner.

Musical director Andrew Booth said: “We’ve been asked to appear live on stage with Foreigner on the Sheffield leg of their world tour.

“The choir are so excited and the journey for some of them from that first workshop to supporting a professional rock band in 12 months is meteoric.”

The choir will feature in the band’s rendition of their 1984 worldwide smash hit I Want to Know What Love Is - a song that also features in the Magical Movies set list.

Chorus is still recruiting new members and all are welcome to the next ‘come and try’ singing workshop at 10am on April 12 at City Hall Memorial Hall.

Tickets for the Magical Movies concert are on sale now at www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk, or from the ticket sale hotline 0114 278 9789.