Monthly Archives: July 2019

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Animated Square

We returned to Hamilton Square with the Wilfred Owen Choir and the Luminelles on Saturday 23rd March for Birkenhead’s year of culture spearhead event, Animated Square. Kaboodle opened the show, followed by the Wilfred Owen Choir, followed by the Luminelles, before all three choirs performed three pieces together. Following our performance, a spectacular light show was projected onto the town hall.

Click HERE to read a Liverpool Echo news story about the event.

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The Wilfred Owen Choir @ Royal Visit

The Wilfred Owen choir performed in Hamilton Square for the royal visit of Harry and Megan on 14th January. They came to officially unveil the new sculpture to mark the 100th anniversary of the World War I poet’s death. It was pretty cold but the singing kept us all warm!

We sang on the corner of Hamilton Square, opposite the statue and performed two war medleys, Golden Slumbers by the Beatles and Open Arms by Elbow.

Click HERE to read an ITV news article about the visit.

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BST, Hyde Park

I had the privilege of singing again with Josh Groban, this time at Hyde Park for his slot at the British Summertime Festival on 5th July, supporting Celine Dion. Singing in front of 65,000 people was a real buzz; being admitted to the VIP section to watch Celine Dion perform was possibly even better. She was absolutely flawless and the best singer I have ever heard live. I was blown away.

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Take That, Anfield

I did backing vocals (and dancing!) with Sense of Sound Singers for Take That at Anfield on 6th June. We donned our choir robes and came on towards the end of their set, performing Never Forget followed by Relight My Fire with special guest, Lulu.

We were on stage for less than ten minutes but it was a real high energy singing and dancing routine so that was probably a good thing! It was a real buzz to be on stage at Anfield in front of a full sold-out crowd, especially with it being during the week after Liverpool won the champions league. Fittingly, Gerry Marsden joined the band on stage at the end of the gig to sing You’ll Never Walk Alone.

My view from the stage –

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