Thursday, 6 November 2008

New Show - Only Men Aloud

SJM Concerts present
Plus Special Guests
Sunday 10th May 2009
Doors: 7pm
Tickets: £25, £20 & £17.50
Booking Fee £3.00

In 2008 Only Men Aloud! entered what was to be the UK's biggest choir competition to date, with UK choirs battling to become voted the best choir in the UK on BBC 1 hit Saturday night show Last Choir Standing. After battling through the rounds, OMA! gave some incredible performances and after an all Welsh Final, were crowned the winners and the nation's favourite choir. After selling out 2 shows at the Wales Millennium Centre in December, Only Men Aloud! are embarking on a 12 date spring 2009 UK tour.
Only Men Aloud! started in 2000 by Tim Rhys-Evans, who wanted to create a young male voice choir unafraid to tackle music not usually performed by traditional male voice choirs. Consisting of teachers, musicians, students, a gardener and a pharmacist - the lads like to take time out from rehearsals to play rugby and football. With a repertoire ranging from 15th Century to current day, Tim believes there should be no barriers placed on choral singing and they want to prove to their audience that choirs can be versatile, fresh and funky.

The choir have performed regularly on BBC Radio 4 and Songs of Praise plus in 2003 won the male choir category in the inaugural year of S4Cs Cor Cymru. They performed in the Opening Ceremony, Royal Gala, and also sang in the pre opening banquet, honouring various eminent Welsh figures including, amongst others, Bryn Terfel, Sian Phillips and Shirley Bassey. This was the first official musical performance by any group in this new national venue.Since winning the show the choirs fan base has exploded and now includes fans from around the world including countries such as China. They will soon be recording an album to release in November.

Book online:
Box Office 01473 433100 (Monday - Saturday 10am - 5.30pm and until 9pm on showdays)
Ipswich Regent Theatre, 3 St Helens Street, Ipswich, IP4 1HE

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