Gurt Magnificent People

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! Don’t 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, Bristol’s 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 Sullivan’s 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 evening’s concert go to St Peter’s Hospice.  www.stpetershospice.org.uk

Gurt Magnificent People, Saturday 8th February 2014, 7.30pm at the Colston Hall. Tickets are £10/£2 under 18s.

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