Light Night Stoke-on-Trent: Join our Light Night Choir!Help us shine a light on the city by taking part in the Light Night Stoke-on-Trent Community Choir.
The Light Night Stoke-on-Trent Partners, Appetite, Stoke-on-Trent City Council and the Cultural Forum are looking for people of all ages and from all backgrounds from across the city of Stoke-on-Trent and beyond to come together to perform in a choir at this January’s magnificent three-night event Light Night Stoke-on-Trent. Light Night will see Burslem Town Centre spectacularly lit up with projections, glistening musical parades and vibrant light artworks, learn more about it here.
You will perform as part of a brand-new animated projection commissioned especially for Light Night Stoke-on-Trent and created by renowned projection experts Illuminos. The projection will tell a beautiful, animated story inspired by the history of one of Burslem’s iconic historical buidlings. This will be projected onto the front of the building which the choir will perform live in front of.
So help us light up the city with your voice and take part!
Who is it suitable for?
This opportunity is open to all ages and backgrounds. Its great if you have some singing experience already but no worries if not. Under 16s will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
When and where will sessions be?
There will be approximately 4 singing sessions taking place during evenings in January led by choir leader and musician Mary Keith. Dates are to be confirmed but these are likely to be Tuesday evenings with the first session taking place on Tuesday 8 January. Sessions will take place in Swan Bank Church in Burslem.
Confirmed dates and times will be updated on this page as soon as possible so please do check back.
If travel expenses will prove a barrier to taking part, please let us know when registering your interest and we will be able to assist with this.
Where will the performance happen?
The performances will take place outdoors in front of a historic building in the town to be announced. There will also be an indoor performance at the Light Night Guest Reception on Friday 1 February.
When will I perform?
You will perform once on Thursday 31 January at 6:15pm and twice on Friday 1 February at 6:15pm and 6:45pm. The performances will last approximately 15 mins.
The choir performance will also be recorded in advance to form part of Illuminos’ projection. This will play continually over the three Light Night evenings so that audiences can continue to experience the music beyond the live performance.
How do I sign up?
To sign up please send an email with your name and contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org with 'Light Night Choir' in the subject heading by Thursday 3 January. Alternatively please call us on 01782 381373 and leave a message if over the Christmas holidays.
Please note due to the Christmas break you may not receive an email reply until we return to the office on Wednesday 2 January.
You can find out more about Light Night Stoke-on-Trent here and follow the Facebook event for the latest updates here.
We hope you can take part and help us light up the city!