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Harrogate Theatre Choir release Debut Album




HTC celebrates its 10th anniversary with the release of its first album. They are a vibrant and strong 40+ choir, with a repertoire that covers a wide range of songs from the West End, Broadway and Hollywood.


Harrogate Theatre Choir’s debut album ‘BINGE’ looks set to be a huge success and raise valuable funds for the charity MIND in Harrogate.


“Your choir is fantastic, amazing...and so entertaining! We enjoyed every single minute..every song...every note! We didn’t want it to end.” Mr and Mrs H


The album will undoubtedly appeal to all musical theatre fans and many more besides for the sheer entertainment value it offers. The track list showcases the trademark 4-part harmonies that Harrogate Theatre Choir is known for. Their versatility also shines through with full choir performances, small ensembles and solos.


Harrogate Theatre Choir’s chosen charity for 2020/2021 is MIND in Harrogate. MIND do such worthwhile work supporting people who are affected by mental health issues. Their work is particularly pertinent this year given that we are living through the Covid-19 pandemic and experiencing issues that we have never known before. £5.00 from every album sold will go to this worthy charity. It is well known that singing is good for your mental health and, since the album was recorded in March - just before the country went into lockdown - members of HTC have had to find different ways of continuing to make music together. Video based rehearsals have become the norm and they have produced a whole series of ‘Self-Isolated” performances on Facebook and YouTube for their fans and supporters. All this has been possible under the guidance of their brilliant and creative Musical Director, Catherine Field-Leather.


Instead of the planned birthday celebrations, the album will now have a quiet ‘socially distanced’ launch at The Yorkshire Hotel, Harrogate on 3 October 2020 at 11.30 am. But, rest assured, HTC will be making plenty of noise about it on social media!


The CD/download will be available through the Harrogate Theatre Choir website and at future concerts. For more information, or to arrange an interview, please contact the Secretary, Fiona Dowson, at htcsecretary17@gmail.com.


TRACKLIST

1. Super Trooper from Mamma Mia

2. Moon River from Breakfast at Tiffany’s

3. Seasons of Love from Rent

4. Lullaby Of Birdland by George Shearing

5. With You from Ghost

6. Tell Me It’s Not True from Blood Brothers

7. Pie Jesu from Requiem

8. City of Stars from La La Land 9.

Send in the Clowns from A Little Night Music

10. A Million Dreams from The Greatest Showman

11. He’s My Boy from Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

12. Bethlehem from Martin Guerre

13. I Dreamed A Dream from Les Misérables

14. Bring Him Home from Les Misérables

15. At The End of The Day from Les Misérables 16. Castle on A Cloud from Les Misérables

17. Do You Hear the People Sing from Les Misérables


Harrogate Theatre Choir was founded in 2010 and are the longest established Theatre Choir in the UK. HTC put on their own concerts in Harrogate and surrounding areas and are also available for private functions