AN EXTENSIVE search for choral talent has ended with Occasions Singers being chosen to perform in
AN EXTENSIVE search for choral talent has ended with Occasions Singers being chosen to perform in rock musical Godspell in Concert at Reading’s Hexagon Theatre on Friday, April 24.
The group will accompany a West End cast including X Factor star Andy Abraham, The Voice UK star Leanne Jarvis and Jersey Boys’ Tom Senior, in the musical by Stephen Schwartz, the Grammy and Academy Award-winning composer of Wicked.
The 29-venue tour opens at Hackney’s Empire Theatre tomorrow (Saturday) and has a different local choir performing at each venue.
Musical director Russell Scott says: “Across the country the standard and volume of choirs that have applied to join us as part of the Godspell in Concert tour has completely exceeded our expectations.
“We have reworked the orchestration for an ensemble and adding choirs extends the community feel of the show, adds an Â exciting new dimension to Â the score and brings with it additional electricity.
“In this intimate concert format, it will leave the audience feeling exhilarated and uplifted.”
In 1972 the show turned David Essex into an overnight sensation and more recently it has enjoyed a hugely successful run on Broadway.
This tour will feature a new rock score including favourites such as Light of the World, All Good Gifts and Day by Day.
See www.godspellinÂ concert.com or for tickets at the Hexagon, costing £25 to £29 (concessions £2 off), go to www.readingarts.com/Â thehexagon