Fascinating Rhythm joins local choirs for Big Bristol Barbershop Bonanza.
Fascinating Rhythm performed in an incredible evening of barbershop and a cappella singing on Saturday, 19 November 2022. They sang with singers from six other Bristol-based choruses at a concert held at the St Michaels Centre in Stoke Gifford.
The Big Bristol Barbershop Bonanza was a celebration of the joy of singing, bringing together several of the region’s LABBS and BABS-affiliated choruses. Seven choruses in total provided a real showcase for the singing talent in the Bristol Area: Avon Harmony, Black Sheep Harmony, Bristol A Cappella, Bristol Fashion, The Great Western Chorus and The Bristol Mix.
Fascinating Rhythm performed three of the chorus members’ favourite numbers from their repertoire: the Doobie Brothers’ hit song ‘Listen To The Music’, Billy Joel’s ‘And So It Goes’ and pop song ‘Titanium’ by David Guetta.
The evening culminated in all the choruses coming together to form a mass choir of over 170 singers to sing Toto’s ‘Africa’. A resounding end to the event, which received a standing ovation from the very appreciative audience.
“This was such an incredible evening which has been a long time in the planning. Bringing all the Bristol choruses under one roof to simply enjoy each other’s singing is a priceless gift. We continue to support and celebrate each other, and this was so evident in the finale, 170 singers on stage under one roof delivering a raising rendition of Africa. We are immensely lucky to have so many talented singers and directors in Bristol – harmony at its finest.”Fascinating Rhythm’s Musical Director Jo Thorn.
Fascinating Rhythm was delighted to be part of this memorable event. If you want to hear more about the event, check out the Harmony UK Podcast.
Fascinating Rhythm has two further public sing-outs planned later this year:
Christmas Tree Festival, St Mary’s Church Yate (3 December 2022)
Christmas Concert in support of Ups and Downs Southwest, Blakehay Theatre Weston-super-Mare (10 December 2022) tickets are still available here.
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