Rock Up and Sing! set to follow in footsteps of The Beatles

Pic Joan Russell'Pics of the Rock Up and Sing choir rehearsing in Harrogate,with conductor and leader Rhiannon Gayle.
Pic Joan Russell'Pics of the Rock Up and Sing choir rehearsing in Harrogate,with conductor and leader Rhiannon Gayle.
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AFTER the summer’s triumphant two day concert success at the Yorkshire Event Centre, Simply Rock Up and Sing, the Harrogate-based family of choirs, Rock Up and Sing!, are about to eagerly follow in the famous footsteps of the Beatles and more recently the late Amy Winehouse, with an exciting trip of a lifetime to Abbey Road Studios in London later this month to record some of their most popular numbers.

Five coachloads of choir members, ranging from teenagers to senior citizens, many of whom come to sing in family groups, from Skipton through to Harrogate and surrounding areas, will converge on the famous London landmark to have their own taste of recording magic.

There they will meet their dynamic musical director Rhiannon Gayle, who will be travelling ahead of her massed choir in order to make special arrangements for such a large number of recording artists.

Rhiannon said: “I thought this would be a brilliant experience for the choir, something that many have dreamed of but never thought they would be able to do.

“It will also give choir members the opportunity to hear just how incredible they sound and why audiences love hearing them sing. There may be a lot of people on that famous crossing on the 19th!’

Before the huge and very busy Yorkshire choir contingent set off for the city lights they are also staging an exciting return to their Royal Hall success of last year here in their hometown.

On Sunday, November 13 the three Harrogate choirs of Rock Up and Sing! – including Rock Up and Sing! Harrogate, Rock Up and Sing! Just for Girls, and Rock Up and Swing! – will put on yet another vibrant and dynamic performance at the Royal Hall this time in aid of Parkinsons UK.

Parkinsons UK Harrogate representative Renee Dickinson said: “Rock Up and Sing! are incredibly popular and we are grateful for their support with this major concert for Parkinsons UK. We are all looking forward to experiencing the Rock Up magic once again on Harrogate’s beautiful Royal Hall stage.”

Rock Up and Sing! will be performing a mixed repertoire of rock, motown and gospel music including some highly commended/reviewed accappello pieces from their African section. Other songs include Bohemian Rhapsody, Pride, One, J’ai Ho and Sister Act.

A toe-tapping, fun and sometimes quite moving evening of song from a choir that makes Harrogate proud!

l Tickets are £15 or £50 for a box (for two) including drinks. Box Office is 01423 502116 or book online at