Monday 8th May saw the first ever gig for the newly launched East Leake Liberty Singers at the May Day Celebrations organised by the 2nd East Leake Scout Group.
A first public performance is always a big deal for a new choir. Formed in January 2023 at the Costock Road Pavilion, the 65 strong choir meet fortnightly and had pulled together 5 songs in just 8 rehearsals – mostly in 2/3 part harmony. Everything is taught by ear so there’s no need to read sheet music or have any previous choir experience. Instead, singers need to have a sense of humour, a love for singing and a willingness to be a part of the choir community.
The choir sang classics such as Chasing Cars, A Little Respect, Everybody’s Changing and Viva la Vida but the crowning glory for them as a beautiful rendition of The Rose/We Are Sailing arranged by Abi Moore which they took on acapella. Beautifully turned out in their new shiny t-shirts from Ruddington Print Solutions and designed by Paul Mitchell, we thought their first gig was a massive success!
For more information about the choir, please contact Kari on [email protected].