BUILDERS working on the ambitious extension project at St George’s Bristol are in for a festive treat on November 28 thanks to a pop-up gospel performance from the Renewal Choir.

 

BUILDERS working on the ambitious extension project at St George’s Bristol are in for a festive treat on November 28 thanks to a pop-up gospel performance from the Renewal Choir.

Members of the Renewal Choir will give the Midas build team a sneak preview of their ‘Joyful Joyful Gospel Goes Festive’.

There will also be mince pies, as well as the singing, to give the team a boost as they enter the final stages of the multi-million pound project.

St George’s is relaunching in 2018 as a creative space for music and ideas, with improved facilities for audience members, artists, and venue hire guests, a new café bar and multi-purpose spaces, in addition to heritage interpretation displays in the former crypt.

The concert hall, famous for its acoustic, plays host to the Renewal Choir concert on Friday (December 1). It is the fifth time the choir has hired the music venue, just off Park Street, for its festive celebration. This year the Renewal Choir also features the talents of singers Geraldine Latty and Kori Campbell.

Vernon Samuels, the Renewal Choir’s Chairman, commented: “It is great to be able to spread some joyful festive cheer to those who are working hard to build the new extension to this much-loved Bristol concert hall.

“We expect to have fun and hope some of the builders and local neighbours decide to join us for a few Christmas songs during this pop-up performance!”

He added: “There are still some tickets left for our concert at St George’s on December 1. The Renewal Choir is joined by Kori Campbell, a rising star with an awesome talent, and Geraldine Latty, who is a songwriter, performer and music lecturer. We will be making a joyful noise, bursting with Christmas cheer, with a fresh new repertoire as well as much-loved classics delivered with a little gospel sparkle.”

The Renewal Choir has experienced recent successes, which include supporting Leona Lewis on her UK tour and Grammy award-winner Amy Wadge on BBC Music Day.

St George’s Bristol has a full programme of classical, jazz, folk, and world music, as well as family events, running to 23 December. Highlights range from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment with violinist Rachel Podger, to ‘King of Bhangra’ Malkit Singh, and Green Gartside with Alexis Taylor – best known as the front men of Scritti Politti and Hot Chip.

 

  • Go to stgeorgesbristol.co.uk for more information and to book tickets for the Renewal Choir’s ‘Joyful Joyful Gospel Goes Festive!’, and for other events. Go to renewalchoir.org for more details of the Renewal Choir.