Norfolk Music Hub

Showstoppers

‘Choir of a thousand’ to perform at this year’s Royal Norfolk Show with Mark De Lisser!


Norfolk is launching its most adventurous choir project to date – Showstoppers – a county-wide mass choir project to create an unforgettable experience at this year’s Royal Norfolk Show and a lasting legacy for the county.

To take part in the biggest choir ever formed in Norfolk, just click the register button and fill in your details.
Selection is on a first come first served basis. PLEASE SELECT TICKETS FOR THE NUMBER OF CHOIR MEMBERS TAKING PART. INDIVIDUALS UNDER 18 WILL NEED A CHAPERONE. PLEASE READ THE FAQS BELOW.

Registration will close on Friday 28 April.

Under the leadership of the Norfolk Music Hub in partnership with The Wharf Academy and Young Norfolk Arts Trust, a choir of a thousand will be assembled from all parts of Norfolk, bringing together school choirs and community choirs. Showstoppers will perform a specially commissioned piece of music at this year’s Royal Norfolk Show, composed by Cheryl Frances-Hoad, one of the UK’s leading contemporary composers. The piece will have strong connections to Norfolk and its rural landscape with a text written exclusively for the Show by local librettist Molly Naylor and will focus on the earth, agriculture, and all that our beautiful county has offer. The choirmaster will be Mark De Lisser (BBC’s The Voice UK, The Choir).

Showstoppers will provide a unique opportunity for one thousand children and adult singers to come together for an unforgettable experience. It is envisaged that the choir will consist of two-thirds school children and one-third adult community choirs.


DETAILS

Rehearsal commitments:

  • Sunday 28 May (10.00 – 13.00)
  • Sunday 18 June (10.00 – 13.00)

Both rehearsals will take place at the Royal Norfolk Showground.
Resources are available at norfolkvoices.com/showstoppers-resources for you to practice ahead of the performance. You will be sent the password by email.

Performance:

  • The Grand Ring at Royal Norfolk Showground
  • Thursday 29 June
  • Performance time 6 – 6.10pm (subject to change)
  • *update* It is unlikely there’ll be a rehearsal during the afternoon of the performance. Your ticket to the Royal Norfolk Show will grant you access from 2pm so why not make the most of your time and see what it has to offer!

Tickets to the show:

Once choir registration has been confirmed, each choir’s administrator will be issued with a ticket and car parking pass for each performer to gain entry to the Showground. In addition, each performer will be entitled to purchase two discounted tickets and one free car park ticket for their chaperone/guests to visit the Royal Norfolk Show to watch the performance. The discounted ticket price will be £5 and these tickets will be available to purchase from the RNAA website only, using a unique code. All tickets are valid from 2pm on Thursday 29th June 2017. Further details will be issued in due course. You are advised to arrive at the Showground in good time and to allow plenty of time for your journey.

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Registration will close on Friday 28 April.


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