Local Rock Choir in Record-Breaking spectacular Flash-mob at BBC Proms in the Park London event
Mike Tandy, the Rock Choir Leader in West Norfolk along with Rock Choir Founder, Caroline Redman Lusher and her 80-strong vocal group stole the show on Saturday night (8th September) with their spectacular performances at BBC Proms in the Park, in London’s Hyde Park. Taking part in the event were local individuals who attend weekly Rock Choir rehearsals and who were invited by the BBC to travel to Hyde Park and surprise the 40,000-strong audience and National viewing public.
Caroline and her group opened the event and also collaborated with Michael Ball, Josh Groban and Albert Hammond. They additionally led a stirring and nostalgic Last Night of the Proms style flag-waving and crowd sing-a-long finale!
Mike Tandy, the West Norfolk Rock Choir leader said, “I’m so proud of my choirs. Everyone came together and performed perfectly in what was an historic and high-profile event created by the BBC. Some of my Members haven’t been singing in Rock Choir for long but had the time of their lives. It’s left all of us on a huge high!”
Gemma Parsons who was part of the Flash Mob and a member of Hunstanton Rock Choir said, "I am so happy that I got to be part of the Proms and the Flash Mob the whole crowd was buzzing after our performance! I feel so lucky to be part of something so huge with so many other Rock Choir members not only from West Norfolk but from all over country. We’ve done so many amazing events this year including recording at Abbey Road Studios and this one was such a buzz - I can't believe just how much Rock Choir has boosted my confidence, not just with singing but life in general. I simply love Rock Choir!"
The big surprise of the evening was undoubtedly the 10,000+ Rock Choir Members from all over the country including West Norfolk who had made the journey to London to support Caroline and local Rock Choir leader Mike Tandy on stage. They spectacularly flash-mobbed the 40,000-strong audience during their first number, ‘Dancing in the Street’; each one of them revealing their Rock Choir uniform t-shirts and dancing enthusiastically in the process. Already holding three Guinness Records, this is thought to be the world’s largest ever organised singing flash-mob!
Rock Choir always welcomes new members to attend a free taster session. No audition and no requirement to read music please visit rockchoir.com or call 01252 714276.