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Unity Choir | Durham Vocal Festival - Community Choir Celebration Concert
February 2019 | Durham Cathedral
At the start 2019, Unity were honoured to take part in the Community Choir Celebration Concert as part of Durham Vocal Festival, in the magnificent setting of Durham Cathedral. Five other choirs from across County Durham each took their turn to perform, before joining together to sing 3 massed pieces with 200 voices. Unity performed an African round and a beautiful arrangement of ‘True Colours’ using sign language to depict the lyrics of an 80s classic.
When we first learned of the opportunity, we were quite overwhelmed at the prospect of singing at a world heritage site, but simply couldn’t pass it up. We worked hard to learn our pieces in just 4 weeks and we were delighted with our final performance. It was a true privilege to hear our voices ring out in such amazing acoustics and despite our nerves, we thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.
As part of the project we rehearsed with Neville’s Cross Community Choir and loved getting to meet other singers. We also took inspiration from our trip to see the fantastic Full Score Barbershop Choir and award winning a cappella group Northern Lights from Durham University, who gave an outstanding performance at the Gala Theatre as part of the festival.
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