Whitchurch: Choir went viral online to perform in May
A CHOIR, which has gone viral online and has fans including Boris Johnson and Piers Morgan, will perform in Whitchurch in aid of cancer charities
Cor Bach has had almost five million hits on social media and will perform at St Alkmund’s Church in Whitchurch on Saturday 7 May.
The choir will be backed by two local musicians during a “Sing Out for Cancer” in support of the Whitchurch Rotary Club’s prostate cancer testing and Inner Wheel’s breast cancer initiatives.
The Rotary Club has identified the initiatives as priorities.
Club President Dave Simcock said, “These are two important health initiatives that Rotary and Inner Wheel consider to be priorities.
“Our joint community projects have over the past few years saved many lives and we hope the proceeds from this concert will help us continue the work.”
Cor Bach are a nine member acapella group who have sung with Alfie Boe and Joan Sutherland and the group won the award for Best British Chorus at the Cornwall International Festival of Male Voices in 2019.
A spokesperson said: “The singers have been internet superstars ever since an impromptu video of them singing acapella in a pub after choir practice went viral on social media and garnered fans. like Piers Morgan and Boris Johnson.
“Since then they’ve posted a series of videos – featuring choral treatments as varied as ‘Mary’s Boy Child’ and ‘What Shall We Do with a Drunken Sailor’ for almost 300 ‘You Tube’ subscribers alone.
“The Cathedral concerts and local BBC radio performances have added to their fan base with a catalog of music including traditional classics as well as compositions by Electric Light Orchestra, Queen and Billy Joel.”
“Sing Out for Cancer” will take place at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets cost £10 each and are on sale at Gallery Flowers in the High Street, Card Market in Green End.
You can also contact Peggy Mullock on 01948 664959.