The Choir of Man
The Choir of Man
Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 8:00 PM
The Choir of Man is the latest show from the creative minds of Nic Doodson and Andrew Kay – the team behind Soweto Gospel Choir, The Magnets and the award winning North by Northwest. This show is 60 minutes of unadulterated entertainment that combines high energy dance, live percussion and foot stomping choreography with the incredible talent of 9 ordinary guys who perform everything from sing-along classics to classic rock.
Imagine the greatest pub gig you’ve ever been to and multiply it by 10 and you’ll still be nowhere near the fun that this show exudes throughout. Featuring pub tunes, folk, rock, choral and opera numbers, the 9 “landlords” showcase music that has wide appeal. The cast features world class tap dancers, acrobats, singers, instrumentalists and poets, ensuring that there is something for everyone in this joyous and uplifting show for all ages.
Not only is the concert set in a pub, but it has a real working bar from which the cast will pull pints and invite audience members to get up close and personal with the show – witnessing the action from chairs and tables among the guys – come ready to drink in the action!
NicDoodson – Creative Producer and Director
Nic has been at the forefront of global a cappella scene for the past 20 years as a performer, director, competition judge and producer. As a performer, he founded The Magnets and took the group from amateur student beginnings to the most one of the most successful a cappella groups in the world, securing a major record deal with EMI and releasing three albums.
In 2015 Nic created “Gobsmacked!”, an a cappella stage show that debuted at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and went on to make its Asian debut in Hong Kong in early 2016. Gobsmacked! played on London’s Southbank in June and July 2016 and made a triumphant return to the Edinburgh festival in August 2016. In 2017 Gobsmacked! is making it’s debut in the US with a 132 date tour throughout the country including residencies in Chicago, Boston and at Washington D.C’s Kennedy Centre.
As a producer Nic has created and managed shows at festivals throughout Europe, Australia, and New Zealand including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Auckland Arts Festival, Perth International Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Glastonbury, Isle of Wight Festival, the Cayman Islands Festivals, Henley Festival and the Holders Season in Barbados.
Jack Blume – Music Director
Jack is a composer, arranger and musical director working across film, television and theatre. He works regularly as a composer and orchestrator on British and international feature films, and composes music for broadcast TV commercials. Jack is the co-creator and MD of Gobsmacked! the globally touring hit A Cappella show. In 2017 he was an Arranger & Vocal Coach on BBC1’s entertainment TV show ‘Pitch Battle’, and additionally composed the titles music for the series. Described as ‘a superbly skilled vocal arranger and composer’ by Grammy-award winner Ben Bram (Pitch Perfect, Glee, Pentatonix), Jack has crafted musical arrangements for The Choir of Man that range from beautiful to down-right raucous!
This project is sponsored in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and Texas Commission on the Arts.
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