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Choir of 1,000 singers takes shape for Norfolk Show

The Showstoppers Choir have their final rehearsal before performing at the Royal Norfolk Show.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2017

The Showstoppers Choir have their final rehearsal before performing at the Royal Norfolk Show. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017

Archant 2017

Rehearsals are “sounding fantastic” as the Showstoppers choir of a thousand prepares to close the Royal Norfolk Show.

The Showstoppers Choir have their final rehearsal before performing at the Royal Norfolk Show.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2017The Showstoppers Choir have their final rehearsal before performing at the Royal Norfolk Show. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017

Under the leadership of the Norfolk Music Hub and in partnership with The Wharf Academy and Young Norfolk Arts Trust, Showstoppers will perform a specially commissioned piece of music that is being composed by Cheryl Frances-Hoad and will have strong connections to Norfolk and its rural landscape.

The words are being written by local librettist Molly Naylor and will focus on the earth, agriculture, and all that Norfolk has to offer.

The thousand-strong choir, aged between four and 80, have come from across the county.

Alison Corfield, from Norfolk Music Hub, said: “Everyone seems really confident.

The Showstoppers Choir have their final rehearsal before performing at the Royal Norfolk Show.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2017The Showstoppers Choir have their final rehearsal before performing at the Royal Norfolk Show. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017

“It is a bit of a logistical nightmare and the only issue is we can’t rehearse as a group on the day so will be having pop-up rehearsals.”

To find out more and to sign up be part of Showstoppers, visit www.norfolkmusichub.org.uk/showstoppers

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