A choirmaster performing at Preston Guild Hall has devised a unique song for the city with help from audience members.Advertisement
Gareth Malone, who has galvanized the British choir scene with his TV series The Choir, came to the Guild Hall on Wednesday 6 June.
Joined on stage by undisputed rulers of British close harmony, The Swingles, the performers delivered an evening of vocal pyrotechnics.
Read more: BDO World Darts is coming to Preston
The whole room joined in to help create a song dedicated to Preston.
Featuring The Preston Guild, butter pies, pot holes and real ale, the song certainly had the audience in stitches of laughter.
The audience made a song up with @GarethMalone and @swinglesingers tonight @prestguildhall… Once every #PrestonGuild… Butter pies, potholes and real ale! ?? @blogpreston @BIDPreston @PrestonAtNight pic.twitter.com/8mpPmcGArC
— Louise Hogg (@Curly__lou) June 6, 2018
The evening of choral excitement was part of Malone’s 2018 tour in which him and The Swingles are performing at numerous locations around Lancashire.
Read more: Don’t miss a show, see the latest in our what’s on in Preston section
He was also joined by an exciting guest choir and the evening showcased new songs written specially for the tour, alongside well-known classics such as ‘Fields of Gold’, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ and ‘Superstition’.
Repertoire from his TV series The Choir was also provided on the night, with songs as sung by the Invictus choir, Military Wives and the ‘Boys Don’t Sing’ episode.
Did you go watch choirmaster Gareth Malone at Preston Guild Hall? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below