The Severn Trent Choir has been asked to support their old mentor Gareth Malone at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall as part of his ‘Voices’ tour on 1 June.
The choir was first established in spring 2012 for the first series of the BBC’s ‘Sing While You Work’, and under the guidance of Gareth went on to win the series. Two years later, the choir has gone from strength to strength and they are delighted to have been asked by Gareth to support him on his live tour.
Tamsin Slater from the choir said: “We’re privileged to be asked by Gareth to join in this fantastic event - it’s a great opportunity for the Severn Trent Choir. We love to show what great teamwork can achieve through our singing and it’s a real pleasure to be able to perform for our customers.”
Made up of staff from all across the water business, the choir has all kinds of people, from senior managers to engineers who find and fix leaks. They’re from all over the Midlands and come together to sing their hearts out.
Lately the choir has expanded its repertoire, trying out a variety of new styles including classical, pop, gospel, African music and folk. They have opened the UK Corporate Games, performed in various concerts and last summer they sang on the main stage at the Godiva Festival in Coventry.
With the aim of getting more people involved and inspiring more people to sing, the choir now offers inclusive workshops. This is really important to them and they have plans to bring singing and song to as many people as possible within the company and outside.