Jul 7 2011 Chester Chronicle
THE first weekend of the Chester Summer Music Festival saw hundreds of choir members take to the streets of the city for this year’s Big Sing.
Fourteen choirs took part and brought the streets alive from 10am-5pm on Saturday and wherever there was a choir there was a crowd.
At noon master of ceremonies Matt Baker provided a warm up where the choirs and members of the public could join together and learn a song. This year the song Do You Love Me was performed by 1,000 people in Town Hall Square.
On Sunday the format changed and the public could sing-a-long in a specially designed concert in the Town Hall with Matt and guest star Keddy Sutton.
The concert was attended by 300 people and more than 25 songs were sung from Hello Dolly to Mamma Mia.
Chester Festivals director Tracy Lynn said: “The Big Sing brought the streets of Chester alive with song and gave amateur choirs the chance to perform in public.
“The addition of the sing-a-long evening rounded off the weekend beautifully and it's a great way to celebrate the community within the Chester Summer Music Festival.
“We have some sell out concerts and the Big Sing helps increase the profile.”
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