Stoke Sings was a joyful day of song organised by Cllr Lillian Dodd of Stoke City Council and Penny Vincent of Staffordshire University.
Our choir leader Kate joined the organising committee at its conception in August 2018.
“It’s been such a joy to see the
event blossom from a single idea
into such a fantastic and revered
event for the city!” – Kate C
MicWire were thrilled to be invited to sing on 2nd February 2019 in the evening performance alongside some of the towns other really amazing choirs. We chose to sing ‘The Longest Time’ by Billy Joel which is a tricky piece in 6-part harmony that we performed a cappella for the first time, on this huge stage, in front of our biggest ever audience: It was absolutely exhilarating!
The programme included:
Swan Bank Gospel Choir
Potters Community Choir
Loud Mouth Women
Fulford Community Choir
University Hospital Choir
Peace Through Folk Choir
Endon Community Choir
Inter Theatre Stoke Choir
Staffordshire Community Choir
Keele Women’s Community Choir
Mow Cop Community Choir
dDeaflinks Silent Choir
The evening culminated with a huge finale – a massed sing with all the choirs and audience! The music especially for the occasion was written by Stephen Seabridge and Greg Stephens. Here’s a link to the encore:
The evening raised money for the Mayor’s chosen charities:
Approach for Positive Dementia Support
Stoke on Trent Foodbank
Equal Chances for young people
We’re very excited that there may be another Stoke Sings! in the pipeline again for next year. Many congratulations to Mayor Dodd, Penny and all the organising committee for such a successful and enjoyable event.
MicWire are now starting to learn new repertoire for our next planned performance on another big stage – The Crewe Lyceum! New members are very welcome – we rehearse at the Lifestyle Centre in Crewe every Wednesday from 7:30-9pm and would love to welcome you along.