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Giant song and dance celebration

Shoreham Singers by Sea choir rehearsing for their concert at the Shoreham Centre on Sunday

Shoreham Singers by Sea choir rehearsing for their concert at the Shoreham Centre on Sunday

SHOREHAM Singers by Sea are holding a giant song and dance celebration at the Shoreham Centre on Sunday.

The 120-strong group will sing popular songs in four-part harmony, directed by pianist and arranger Ian White and backed by jazz legend Herbie Flowers and drummer Marianne Hillier-Brooke, a favourite at the Ropetackle Arts Centre in Shoreham.

There will be performances by three choirs, followed by dance music from the musicians.

Organiser Geoff Howitt said: “This is a concert for Shoreham, and the centre is the only place big enough to have the choir, a band, an audience and still have space to dance.

“We are having it in the afternoon so that families can come with their children to hear some exciting live music.”

He said the live extravaganza, at 2.30pm, had been especially arranged so Shoreham people could hear their own community choir.

Tickets are £6 adults, children free. All profits, plus £1 from each ticket sold, will go to Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice.

Shoreham Centre manager David Frost said: “I am delighted to have another large performance at the centre. We have a great space and good acoustics to go with a live show like this.”

The bar and café will both be open for refreshments. Tickets are available from the centre or on the door.

The choir was founded by Herbie Flowers in 2009 and peforms regularly in Brighton and other towns.

There are more than 300 singers involved, who rehearse regularly with Ian White directing. The singers have formed smaller choirs to sing at churches, in festivals and in care homes.

 

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