When we say Yorkshire Rocks we are not talking about Brimham Rocks or the Cow and Calf.
No we are talking about Rock Up and Sing.
Rock Up and Sing
This is a Yorkshire choir with a difference. ‘ROCK UP’ is unlike any other choir in Yorkshire. The organisers say it is for ‘those people who want to be a part of a choir but dislike the exclusivity that often comes along with it. There is no auditioning for ROCK UP and no need to read music and no previous experience is necessary.’
Rock Up has the reputation of singing some modern classics of Rock, Motown and Gospel. I am waiting for them to tackle the Kaiser Chiefs’ Ruby Ruby but they sing Cold Plays’s Viva la Vida and also perform I’ll Stand by You; Don’t Stop me Now; Pinball Wizard;Lean on me; He ain’t Heavy, He’s my Brother, Oh Happy Day and U2’s One!
I doubt they will be singing the Arctic Monkeys’‘Fluorescent Adolescent’ or ‘I bet You look Good on the Dance Floor’, any time soon but you never know.
Last year Rock Up performed at The Royal Albert Hall but if you keep your eyes on Harrogate venues you will find local performance.
Following the success of Rock Up a spin off sister choir for ladies (or sisters) was established. It was named Rock Up and Swing with the focus on music and songs of the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s.
The Rock Up and Sing web site has more information
THE ROCK UP ROOM, UNIT 32,CLARO COURT, CLARO ROAD, HARROGATE, HG1 4BA
ROCK UP AND SING! JUST FOR GIRLS – TUESDAY 7:30pm- 9:30pm
ROCK UP AND SING! – THURSDAY 7:30pm-9:30pm
ROCK UP AND SWING! – WEDNESDAY 12:45pm-2:45 pm
Rhiannon Gayle is the musical director of this Harrogate based choir.
There are over 300 members