Showstoppers Choir copyright EDP

The Royal Norfolk Show closed in spectacular style with a special performance by the Showstoppers Choir, led by Mark De Lisser.

To mark the Royal Norfolk Show’s 2017 theme of Celebrating the Arts, a county-wide mass choir project was set up and run in partnership with The Wharf Academy and Young Norfolk Arts Trust. With two rehearsal days over several months of preparations, a choir was assembled from all parts of Norfolk, bringing together choirs from schools and communities.

EDP article: 28/06/17 “Showstoppers choir will celebrate our county in song

Watch the video of a rehearsal:

Showstoppers created a truly unforgettable experience for audience and participants alike, performing a specially commissioned piece of music composed by Cheryl Frances-Hoad, one of the UK’s leading contemporary composers. The piece, ‘Things Grow’ has strong connections to Norfolk and its rural landscape with a text written exclusively for the Show by local librettist Molly Naylor. The choir was conducted on the day by Mark De Lisser, vocal coach from TV’s The Voice, Naked Choir, and Pitch Battle.

Choirs involved in Showstoppers included:

  • Diss High School Choir
  • DPA Showchoir
  • Fakenham Junior School
  • Flegg High School Choir
  • The Free School Norwich
  • Invidia Voices
  • Hellesdon Community Choir
  • Hempnall Community Choir
  • Necton Primary School
  • Norfolk County Council Choir
  • Norwich Community Choir
  • Norwich School
  • OPEN Youth Trust
  • St Nicholas House School
  • Stalham High School
  • Tacolneston Primary School
  • Thetford Grammar Prep School Choir
  • Village Voices
  • West Norfolk Music Centre
  • Wreck Creation

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