One Voice Community Choir performs with Hugh Jackman - 27th May 2019

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Preston’s One Voice Community Choir was invited to perform with Hugh Jackman in Manchester as part of his world tour.

The choir, now in their 20th year were over the moon to have been contacted by the production team of ‘The Man, The Music, The Show,’ and asked to perform with the man himself.

 

Choir Chairperson, Sarah Clementson said “Around 5 weeks ago, I was sat on the sofa watching TV when out of the blue, I received an email and initially thought it was a joke. I replied and things just snowballed from there.”

 

After receiving the unexpected invitation, the choir planned extra rehearsals and together with Musical Director, Kadria Thomas, set about learning the songs they had been given; You Will Be Found, from the Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen; One Day More from Les Miserables; and A Million Dreams from The Greatest Showman.

 

Louise Gooch said “It was an incredible experience, a dream come true and although it was so nerve-wracking, the adrenaline took over and I was able to take it all in.  Performing at Manchester Arena in front of thousands is something I’ll never forget!”

 

The choir rehearse every Monday evening in Preston and are a registered charity.  Members come from all over Lancashire and take part in a variety of events, some big and some small, but all have helped raise thousands of pounds for local charities. The choir also performs at corporate events, parties and weddings which help boost donation to support their charity work. They’ve also taken part in a number of competitions locally and nationally being finalists in the BBC Songs of Praise Gospel Choir of the Year.

 

Louise added “Being a part of the One Voice Family is an honour and a privilege and this has been has been an incredible journey and an experience that none of us will ever forget.”

 

 


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