Rock choir make debut performance

The Remarkable Rock Choir is made up of singers of all ages
The Remarkable Rock Choir is made up of singers of all ages

A first-of-its-kind Bridlington rock choir has made its debut performance and organisers are gearing up for even more gigs.

The all-inclusive Remarkable Rock Choir took to the stage of Sewerby Orangery for their very first performance.

The show saw the group –comprised of members of all ages – play a range of hit songs from the likes of Guns ‘n’ Roses and James Bay.

Director Mark Howley said he could not have been more pleased with the choir’s first ever performance.

He said: “It went really well and we had a lot of people coming up to us after the show to ask if they could join.

“We have already got around 55 members, but there’s no top limit. We might have to find a new stage!”

The Remarkable Rock Choir is made up of singers and musicians of all ages.

Pensioners and teenagers alike spent months rehearsing before their first performance at Sewerby.

Mark added: “ We were really surprised with the range of ages that came.

“We were expecting people aged in their 40s and 50s and below, but we have some in their 70s.”

Mark believes that by coming together to sing and perform, members take away with them a range of benefits .

He said: “I think there’s the social aspect and that it is genuinely good for the soul to sing in a group.

“People enjoy singing and a lot of them have never performed before.

“But doing it in a group, you have got the support of the other people there. You can see their energy and enthusiasm, and how much they get out of it.”

Now the Rock Choir is gearing up for their next performance at Bridlington’s second annual Seafood Festival on Saturday July 9.

If you are interested in joining the choir, call Mark on 07943 276496.