The sounds of South Yorks fill St Pancras

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SINGERS from a South Yorkshire-based people’s choir descended on London for a flash mob singing performance at St Pancras station.

More than 200 singers from Sheffield choir BeVox, together with friends from a choir in Cardiff, headed to the capital to sing a medley of Motown hits including Stop In The Name Of Love, Heard It Through The Grapevine, Dancing In The Street, Reach Out I’ll Be There and Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.

Hundreds of surprised passengers stopped to listen, watch, clap along, and film the event on their mobile phones from the station concourse overlooked by the champagne bar. Videos have since found their way onto YouTube.

The event, on Saturday, was organised by BeVox director Tim Allen, from Barnsley, who in the past six months has arranged similar events in train stations and shopping centres across Yorkshire.

Singers from BeVox entertained shoppers with an identical ‘spontaneous sing’ at Meadowhall last month and last December the choir performed a flash mob of Christmas carols at Sheffield railway station.

BeVox is open to new singers aged 16 or over, with no auditions and no requirement to read music. Practice sessions take place in Sheffield on a Thursday, from 7pm until 9pm, at Springs Academy on Hurlfield Road, Gleadless. Log on to www.bevox.co.uk for more information.

The choir are performing at Magna in Rotherham in July. Songs will include music by Queen, the Beatles, the Beach Boys, Christina Aguilera, Abba and Coldplay, accompanied by a sound-and-light extravaganza and the rock band Tragical History Tour, appearing on video screens.

Tickets go on sale on June 1 from the Magna box office – see www.visitmagna.co.uk/bevox