Swansea University Show Choir are once again competing in Masters of Show Choir - the UK's inter-university show choir competition. Swansea won a Special Recognition Award last year for their brilliant rendition of Uptown Funk.
Masters of Show Choir - the UK's university show choir and glee club competition – is coming to London’s West End for one night only - taking place on Sunday 6th March at Arts Theatre.
This is the 5th year of the annual competition and will see groups from Warwick, Cambridge, Royal Holloway, Sussex, Swansea, Kent and Portsmouth as well as Swansea battle it out in a bid to be crowned Masters of Show Choir.
From Bastille to Beyonce and from Alt J to Marvin Gaye, this year’s set lists are packed full of pop, rock, RnB, musicals and Motown hits making for a competition that is hotter than ever and not to be missed!
This year's competition will be judged by West End star Jodie Jacobs (Rock of Ages, Carrie), Hollyoaks actress Sophie Austin (Lindsey Roscoe) and musical director Nick Barstow.
The show will also feature a special guest performance from award-winning a cappella group Afterparty who have recently performed at The Shard and the Covent Garden Christmas Lights Switch-On.
Masters of Show Choir support Theatre MAD (Make A Difference Trust) to help fight HIV & AIDS one stage at a time.
Performance: Sunday 6th March 2016 @ 7pm (Doors at 6.30)
Tickets: £11 / £10 / £9 / £8 / £7
Box Office: artstheatrewestend.co.uk / 020 7836 8463
Duration: Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes (including 15 minute interval)
Press & marketing: Angus Wyatt: firstname.lastname@example.org / 07849 451952
For more information about the Swansea Student’s Union Gospel Choir go to https://www.swansea-union.co.uk/mysociety/gospelchoir
Masters of Show Choir - Following the launch of the hit American TV show Glee in 2009, there was a marked rise in the popularity of Glee Clubs and Show Choirs on both sides of the Atlantic. Having started a show choir at their own university, Angus Wyatt and Tom Kitney went on the hunt for fellow show choirs at universities around the UK with the hope of starting a competition. The first Masters of Show Choir was held at Royal Holloway, University of London in March 2012 and was won by Cambridge University. Each choir has 10 minutes to show off their singing and dancing skills, and must perform a section of a cappella and at least one number from out ‘Challenge Genre’ – which this year is Motown. For more information go to: www.mastersofshowchoir.co.uk
Picture: Image of Swansea University's performance last year.
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