Did you miss Pitch Perfect 3 at the cinema?
As part of the second annual Durham Vocal Festival, Music Durham’s leading a cappella society, the Northern Lights, are back and at the top of their game. On 5th February, the choir will inevitably don their distinctive bright green garbs for another show at the Gala theatre, promising aca-amazing vocal talent and quirky choreography aplenty.
At their latest rehearsal, I chatted to President Bethany Wright, who said:
“This show promises to be a unique evening! It can’t be often that you get to hear some Bon Jovi in the same concert as the likes of Katie Melua and Rhianna. We have covered a huge genre of music and still without using any instruments. It hasn’t been without hard work and this term we even joined the sportsmen in Durham, arriving before lectures had started to embark on our very own A Cappella bootcamp! But it has paid off, and I am so proud of all the effort everyone has put into the show. If you have booked a ticket then you will not be disappointed!”
The concert will feature Northern Lights classics: The Killers’ Dustland Fairytale with solo by Oscar Lingard and a paired-back version of Sam Smith’s Latch, with lead vocals by Lucy Booth. Maddy Wattles will lead Cake by the Ocean, accompanied by the jaw-dropping percussive effects and faultless harmonies of the choir.
Their set also covers a wonderful array of chart-topping hits, from a Rhianna medley, to Heard It Through the Grapevine, to Neiked’s Sexual. The choir’s smooth harmonic blend will be complimented by the outstanding Voice Percussion from Yuki Matsumoto (known as Yukebox). In the spirit of the Durham Vocal Festival, the Northern Lights will also be joined by the renowned Apollo5, and performers from Egglescliffe School Urban Voice.
With their infectious enthusiasm, snazzy choreography and outstanding vocals, this is the Northern Lights as you have never seen them before.
Book your tickets now at www.galadurham.co.uk/galapost/durham-vocal-festival-northern-lights/