A 150-strong choir whose passion for singing makes them ‘feel alive’ will perform an end-of-year gig with a live band for the very first time.
Rock and pop choir Alive and Singing is a family of four adult all-inclusive, non-auditioning choirs ranging from young performers in their 20s right up to those in their 80s across Herts, Beds and Bucks.
And every Wednesday from 7.30pm Bedford’s singers meet at King’s House in Ampthill Road to sing their hearts out.
“I believe everyone can sing; if you can speak you can sing,” says Jamie Serafi Alive and Singing’s choir director.
“We welcome anyone across the three counties who wants to have fun, meet new people and sing great songs.”
On Sunday, July 6 at 4pm at King’s House in Bedford, Alive and Singing’s four choirs from Milton Keynes, Ampthill, Stevenage, and Bedford will unite to perform in front of a large audience, swapping their usual backing tracks for a four-piece live band.
Jamie, a former composer for film, television and radio says he woke up one day knowing he wanted to quit his job to start a choir and that luckily, he hit the right note.
He said: “The live gig is going to be marvellous because we’re singing hits by Adele, Guns and Roses and Pharrell Williams so it’s something quite different.
“I am quite anxious about it to be honest because not only am I directing 150 choir members, I’m also trying to keep them in time with a four-piece rock band as well, but I know it’s going to be great and they’ll make me proud.
“It’ll be electrifying!”
> For more information on the choir, visit www.aliveandsinging.com and search for them on Facebook and Twitter.