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Posted By: Soldier boy
21-Apr-11 - 09:14 PM
Thread Name: Televised Big Sing Yorkshire 21 May 2011
Subject: Televised Big Sing Yorkshire 21 May 2011
Hi folks.
I have only just learnt about this big spectacular event that is happening soon and thought that I would put you in the picture so you can judge for yourself if you might be interested in coming along to take part in what could be something really SPECIAL and VERY MEMORABLE indeed - and your chance to appear on telly!

The email I received from a colleague contains a clarion call and a call to arms from James Beattie; the "Big Sing Yorkshire" organiser and producer. I include here the main points from his announcement as follows:

"Voices wanted for prestigious premier of a new Yorkshire Anthem: can you or your organisation help?
..Big Sing Yorkshire is a high profile event celebrating the unique contribution singing groups and choirs have made to adult learning in the region... this flagship event for 'Adult Learners week'.
Hundreds of singers will converge in St George's Square HUDDERSFIELD (just outside the train station)on 21 May to form a huge "flash" choir who will perform...'Jerusalem' and 'Ikla Moor'..and the new Yorkshire Anthem.
We want as many voices there as possible...you don't need to read music or be trained in anyway at all..the whole event has been designed to be accessible to people who have never sung a note in their lives..to be part of the thrill of singing in a large group. We guarantee an experience you will never forget!
Nationally renowned poet Ian Mc Millan (the "Barnsley Bard")has been commisioned to write the text for a new secular Yorkshire Anthem which will be set to a 250 year old tune called "Yorkshire" (some will know it by the hymn called "Christians Awake")
...it is accessible to anyone including the absolute begginer..no need to prepare..no audition..just bring your voice, your passion for singing and as many people as possible.
Inspirational choral animateur Sally Egan will lead a rehearsal workshop in the morning..from 11am to 12.15pm ..and the final performance ..will be 1pm to 2pm...and a prominent local brass band will accompany us. The result will be amazing! A musical testament to the enthusiasm and talent across the region for choral singing and witnessed by Television viewers across the region.
Invite as many people as you can to come along.
For more info: visit website: www.bigsingyorkshire.org.uk
Email:bigsingyorkshire@gmail.com Tel: 01274 593672
...Most of all we want YOU to add your voice to the number by taking part..we want to make a big Yorkshire sound.
The event takes just 3 hours and has been located handily just outside the Huddersfield train station (in a huge public square.)
There are trains from Bradford,Wakefield,Halifax,Leeds,Hull,Sheffield and York.We really want singing groups from all over Yorkshire...Spread the word!"


So what do you think folks? Do you think it is worth the effort to come over to Huddersfield to take part in what could be one of the most memorable days in your lives and be proud as a Yorkshireman/woman and be part of a huge event on TV?

I think so. And as the man said.."Spread the word!" and let's come in great numbers.

God bless and thank you and I'll see you in the square!

Chris