World’s first Barbershop flash mob descends on Preston shopping centre
Passers by at a shopping centre in Preston had a lucky surprise today, witnessing the world’s first Barbershop harmony flash mob.
At 3pm this afternoon, the main circle in St. George’s Shopping Centre, Preston spontaneously erupted into music, whilst crowds quickly gathered with camera phones to catch a moment of the spectacular, unplanned event. Blog Preston managed to record the entire performance, and you can watch it below:
The Barbershop harmony group, who have been identified as Red Rose Chorus, quietly emerged from all corners of the shopping centre before joining together in the middle. The performance lasted around two minutes, after which the group dispersed and new passers by were left wondering what had just occurred.
Luke Bosman, 39, from Preston, is a member of Red Rose Chorus. He said: “We got the idea for the flashmob from a group of students at the University of Central Lancashire, and they helped us organise it and film it.”
“We are such a diverse group of singers, consisting of men in their late 20’s and late 70’s, and it was the first time we have done anything like this.”
Red Rose Chorus is an all male harmony group from Preston. They are made up of men from across the city, of all ages, whose common interest is singing in the four-part Barbershop style. They regularly sing for charity and at local events, and meet every Thursday at BAC/EE Sports and Social Club to rehearse. Anyone wanting to join Red Rose Chorus is welcome, and no previous musical background is required or expected. Please see their website for details.
Red Rose Chorus will be performing at the 38th Annual Barbershop Convention in Southport next month.
Did you witness the flash mob in St. George’s Shopping Centre today? What did you think? Leave your comments below.
- 29th, April 2012
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