The Choir That Is Rocking The UK
Rock Choir is the UK’s largest and most popular contemporary choir, with more than 17,000 members in over 300 local communities nationwide including Harrogate. It offers adults and teenagers the chance to sing and perform popular contemporary songs, with no auditions and no requirements to read music or have any previous singing experience. Rock Choir is for anyone who just loves to sing!
The choir’s popularity is phenomenal and its achievements are extraordinary. It has released two top twenty albums and performed en-masse at the 02 Arena, London and The Liverpool Echo Arena, Wembley Arena, Hammersmith Apollo and the Royal Albert Hall. In 2011 Rock Choir was the subject of popular 3-part ITV1 documentary ‘The Choir That Rocks’, and has made numerous other TV appearances, including BBC Breakfast, The One Show, The Paul O’Grady Show and The Alan Titchmarsh Show.
Rock Choir’s uplifting ethos of fun, friendship and community spirit is a huge part of its attraction. At an individual level, it helps improve people’s self-confidence, enables them to develop new singing skills, and enjoy a dynamic new social life. Singing together and achieving such a great sound gives members a huge sense of fulfilment. Added to this is the glamour and excitement of performing in public, which for many is a truly liberating experience.
Giving something back
Since its very beginning, Rock Choir has helped raise millions of pounds for local and National charities. In March 2012, thousands of Rock Choir members across the UK raised thousands of pounds by carrying out a series of Flash-Mobs and performances in aid of Sport Relief. In 2012 8,000 members and their families and friends gave a synchronised UK-wide performance of the Bryan Adams hit ‘When You’re Gone’ winning its 3rd Guinness World Record ‘The Largest Song and Dance Routine held at Multiple Locations’. The event raised thousands of pounds for Refuge. In 2013, Rock Choir held a similar National event this time for Comic Relief where each choir ‘dared’ a local celebrity to sing solo with the choir. Hundreds of celebrities and local VIPs accepted the challenge and over £30,000 was raised.
In 2012, Rock Choir Founder and Director, Caroline Redman Lusher was honoured for her ‘exceptional contribution to British Music’ by BASCA and the PRS who awarded her the coveted music industry Gold Badge Award. She shred this honour with other individuals who also received the Gold Badge that day such as Sir George Martin, Paul Carrack and Nick Mason. The PRS Chairman, Guy Fletcher said, “Caroline has created a cultural musical movement in this country with Rock Choir. Her story is inspirational!” Caroline was also appointed Ambassador for charity, Missing People by Sir Trevor Macdonald.
To book your FREE taster session at The Robert’s Centre on Tuesday evening’s from 8pm until 9.30pm , visit www.rockchoir.com or call 01252 714276.