Sing Out For Bristol Pride - Wednesday 3 July 2019
Our first ever Pride Fundraiser,,, and what a night!
Another night of extraordinary audience reaction, saw us host an evening of song to raise money for Bristol Pride, which this year celebrates its 10th anniversary.
Our very own Francis Strange, from the bass section, opened up proceedings playing his trademark accompaniment to some silent movie clips on the big screen, while the audience took their seats. Little Sing Out then took the stage, performing three songs, including Life Lived Well, written by our assistant MD, Lindsey Williams. We kept the Sing Out theme going, with Bashema, also from the bass section, who performed one of her own songs and a medley of Pride themed songs (look out for a repeat perf0rmance on the Diva Stage at Bristol Pride). The first act closed with our guests The Great Sea Choir, whose amazing tight harmonies thrilled the audience.
Following the interval, and another rendition from Francis, our second guests Airbus Filton Choir wowed the audience with a selection of classic tunes, including an emotional Hallelujah and a wonderful version of Bridge Over Troubled Water. While Airbus were on stage, we were in the warm up room, preparing to take to the stage. We closed the evening with a selection of songs from our Icons concert, as well as an old favourite, Christina Aguilera's Beautiful, which seemed most appropriate for the evening.
In between acts, a number of guest speakers from Sing Out Bristol took the stage to describe what Pride means to them. Our thanks go to Soprano, Suzanne Doyle, along with Michael O'Callaghan and Matt Crocker from the bass section, who all moved the audience with their emotional stories.
The finalé/encore featured all three choirs on stage to perform our unofficial Pride anthem, Colour My World. A fantastic evening, attended by representatives from Bristol Pride and the Lord Mayor and a very enthusiiastic audience. Hopefully, this won't be the last time we host a Pride Fundraiser.
Our grateful thanks go to BHAGESH SACHANIA PHOTOGRAPHY and once again, STEVEN ELVINS.