A call to choir singers for spec­tac­u­lar con­cert

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The Dum­fries Com­mu­nity Choir is ap­peal­ing for peo­ple to join them for their next spec­tac­u­lar con­cert as part of the Big Burns Sup­per fes­ti­val.

Last year the choir swelled its ranks when it in­vited the town to join them in per­form­ing the Stone Roses clas­sic, Res­ur­rec­tion.

The per­for­mance was a ma­jor suc­cess at the fes­ti­val and went on to be­come a huge hit on Youtube where over 150,000 peo­ple have viewed it on­line – many of them Stone Roses fans amazed at hear­ing one of their favourite songs per­formed as never be­fore.

Now the choir is hop­ing to beat their record with a new track – yet to be re­vealed – to be per­formed on Jan­uary 29 in a free con­cert in the Big Burns Sup­per’s fa­mous Spiegel­tent.

And they need more peo­ple to join them to make it hap­pen.

Dum­fries Com­mu­nity Choir be­gan in 2011 when Gra­ham Main, ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer of the Big Burns Sup­per, put an ap­peal in the Stan­dard ask­ing if any­one was in­ter­ested in singing to­gether.

The choir grew and to­gether pick a va­ri­ety of pop and rock songs to per­form at events in the lo­cal area all through the year.

Their ‘Open House’ at the Big Burns Sup­per is be­com­ing one of the fes­ti­val favourites.

Gra­ham said: “Last year’s per­for­mance of Res­ur­rec­tion was such an up­lift­ing event for ev­ery­one in­volved and we had such great feed­back at the event and on­line.

“It means a lot to us to be able to put com­mu­nity events like this on dur­ing the fes­ti­val along­side such stars as KT Tun­stall, Craig Charles and Ed Byrne.

“We hope lots of peo­ple will join us ei­ther by com­ing along to re­hearsals or even just turn­ing up on the day.

“It will be amaz­ing and broad­cast to the whole world so they can see the won­der­ful com­mu­nity spirit we have in Dum­fries.”

Any­one want­ing to sign up for the event should do so on big­burnssup­per. com/artist/open-house/

The Choir re­hearse at the Oa­sis Cen­tre from 7pm-9pm ev­ery Tues­day dur­ing school term time. For more in­for­ma­tion email: [email protected]­tricthe­atre­work­shop. com

We hope lots of peo­ple will join us ei­ther by com­ing along to re­hearsals or on the day

Ap­peal The Dum­fries Com­mu­nity Choir at a Guid Ny­ch­bur­ris pa­rade

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