Festival Preview – Rock Choir
A cast of more than 1,400 singers will perform to audiences over 23 nights, in what will be the biggest ever show at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Rock Choir will hold their debut Festival run featuring performers from across Scotland and the North of England at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd).
Choir Leader Elaine Williamson said: “We’ve done one off shows at The Fringe before but never anything quite as big as this.
“It’s looking more and more like we’ll be performing to a packed out venue, which is incredibly exciting – not many acts can say that about their festival experience.
“Rock Choir has around 2,000 members Scotland-wide so to feature well over a thousand over the run is a great way to showcase what great fun it is.”
The choir sing a diverse range of hits from the Beatles and Queen to Spandau Ballet and more recent tracks by Walk The Moon.
RCSEd’s marketing manager Moira Walker, who also sings, said: “It will be my first time getting on stage at work, so it’s a wee bit daunting as the Festival is one of the performing arts world’s greatest pinnacles.
“I’m used to putting our fabulous venues front and centre while taking a back seat personally, so it will be a change of pace to be up there with the rest of the choir.”
The event is hosted by theSpaceUK – the Fringe’s biggest promoter with in excess of 100 more shows than any other producer.
It will stage 350 acts at this year’s Fringe as it continues its partnership with RCSEd and a number of other locations.
Rock Choir performs at Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, every day 4-26 August