Rockapella is coming to the Stockport Plaza on the 2nd of February 2014.
Nobody knew this could happen? Just as the world was falling in love with the sound of voices singing in sweet harmony, along comes two Barbershop Choruses to throw in a subtle blend of vocal harmony and rock classics. Rock and Roll may have been with us for years, serving as background music to our collective psyche. But a whole show dedicated to rock and roll performed only by vocal harmony choruses who are famed for their barbershop singing, it can’t work cant it?
Take the term barbershop and it conjures up visions of men in blazers and straw hats, orange suntans and extremely white teeth on some sort of super crooning mission. We are about to take your perception of Barbershop and change it… forever!
Cottonbeat is The Cottontown Chorus and Heartbeat Chorus and have we got a show for you?
Let’s deal with the men myth about Barbershop signing first, it may be a surprise to some to learn that the North of England is home to one of the country’s finest ladies barbershop chorus. Heartbeat have about 70 ladies in the chorus who are famed for being dynamic, entertaining, inspiring and dazzling. Heartbeat are the current European Bronze Medallist Female Chorus, 4-time UK Mid-Size Chorus Champions in Region 31 of Sweet Adelines International. So rock and roll has a worthy friend in this fine chorus who have been wowing audiences all over Europe.
Yes the men bit… The Cottontown Chorus are a male chorus with a membership of nearly 70. Dating back some 35 years the chorus has many accolades under its belt, including winning the adult section of the 2008 BBC Radio 3 Choir of the year competition, winning the British Association of Barbershop Singers Gold Medal Chorus an unprecedented 5 times and representing the UK internationally at the Harmony Society Annual Convention. As current reigning BABS champions, The Cottontown men are to return to the international stage at Las Vegas in 2014.
Barbershop is all about four part harmony singing, lead, baritone, bass and tenor. This is all unaccompanied so to pull of this Rock and Roll feat must take some clever arrangements and some focused practice. The aim of Rockapella is to put an alternative spin on rock classics we all know and love and present them in a bigger more staged way! Tap those toes, heck if you know the chorus sing along… some have been known to clap.
Rockapella is a fundraiser with a twist. The combined strength of Heartbeat Chorus and Cottontown Chorus (with Special Guests) are about to rock your world. Take old school pure and simple A Capella songs performed by accomplished vocalists add some funky rock and roll and before you know it we are challenging the perception of Barbershop Music. Be prepared to be entertained…
Heartbeat Chorus, UK and European Ladies Bronze Medalists
Cottontown Chorus current and 5 times in a row UK BABS Gold Medalists
- Echo Quartet**
- The Mix Quartet**
- Tagline Quartet**
- And Marple Brass Band
+ a few surprises!
Bookings being taken at http://www.rockapella.co.uk or from the Cottontown Store with limited tickets available for purchase from the Plaza.
£15.79* (£10.99* concessions)
Book Now to avoid disappointment
*Booking Fees included
**These Quartets are damn good!