Gurt Magnificent PeopleOctober 30th, 2013
Gurt Magnificient People event takes place on Saturday 8th February 2013 and sees three of the south west’s best community choirs join forces for a night that promises to be eclectic, enchanting and exciting! Dont miss this opportunity to enjoy 350 singers coming together in perfect harmony join us and let us sing away the winter blues!
With over 300 members, Bristols Gurt Lush Choir is one of the biggest choirs in the country. The repertoire is eclectic and exciting, and includes folk, classical, opera, gospel and pop in up to eight part harmony and a variety of languages! Never afraid of a challenge, in the last year the choir has tackled a full version of Gilbert and Sullivans comic opera Mikado, performed with full orchestra and professional soloists, and a suite of Romany inspired music arranged for choir and orchestra by Sam. This concert sees the choir return to its more traditional acappella collection of music from around the world and across the centuries. www.gurtlushchoir.com
Lowering the tone with their deep, Georgian-inspired harmonies and serious silliness, the Magnificent AK47 take to the stage once more in their multi-hatted singing machine to prove they can truly live up to the claim of being probably the best all bloke singing troupe ever to escape from the depths of North West Wiltshire. www.themagnificentak47.com
People of Note is a Bristol-based community choir that has been running since 2000 and currently numbers about 140 members. The choir is led by Nickomo Clarke, famous for his skills as a composer and an arranger of material for community choirs, and his wife Rasullah. People of Note and its smaller, member-led performing arm PONITA have a reputation for singing with enthusiasm and energy, and a commitment to performing at local and sometimes national events. Fresh from its recent exchange visit with Blue Moon Community Choir in Haarlem near Amsterdam, People of Note will draw on the wide range of material in its repertoire, including pop songs (classic and contemporary), world music, music from the classical genre and contemporary songs for choirs. www.peopleofnote.org.uk
All profits from this evenings concert go to St Peters Hospice. www.stpetershospice.org.uk
Gurt Magnificent People, Saturday 8th February 2014, 7.30pm at the Colston Hall. Tickets are £10/£2 under 18s.Tags: Ashley Down, Bishopston, Bishopston Matters, Bristol, Bristol Magazine, Choirs, classical, community, community choir, Folk, Gloucester Road, gospel, Gurt Lush Choir, Gurt Magnificent People, Horfield, local, Magnificent AK47, Opera, People of Note, pop, Redland, Singing, St Andrews, The Colston Hall, voice Back to news