They admit it: they just love to sing.
And Greenhead College was rocked to the rafters this week when 220 Rock Choir members from Bradford, Dewsbury, Halifax and Harrogate joined the Huddersfield contingent for a final “Big Sing” rehearsal.
They needed to be in fine voice as this weekend they will take to the stage in Birmingham with pop stars Kiki Dee and Chesney Hawkes.
It’s to mark the 10th anniversary of Rock Choir, which has inspired singers from across the country.
Rock Choir was started in Farnham, Surrey in 2005 by musician and singer Caroline Redman Lusher, pioneering the contemporary choir movement in the UK.
It was the first choir to offer the general public the chance to sing pop, rock and Motown songs with no entry audition and no requirements to read music or have any previous singing experience.
Now there are 300 choirs in the UK including one in Huddersfield run by Narelle Brooksbank.
Narelle said: “My choir will be performing at Birmingham NEC on Sunday with fellow Yorkshire lass Kiki Dee! They will also be performing with ‘the one and only’ Chesney Hawkes.
“There is such a fantastic local connection and they are all very excited and hoping to meet Kiki after the choir performance”.
The ‘Big Sing’ at Greenhead College saw Narelle prepare them for their forthcoming birthday performance at the Genting Arena, at the NEC Birmingham.
Chesney Hawkes will be joining Rock Choir on stage singing his hit ‘The One and Only’ while the singers will back Kiki Dee on her massive hits “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’, which was Elton John’s first UK No1, and ‘I’ve Got the Music in Me’.
One singer said: “Since joining Rock Choir, I have had some amazing experiences and performed in so many different places, but I never thought we’d be singing along with people like Chesney Hawkes and Kiki Dee”.
For a free taster session or more information about times go to www.rockchoir.coml