Men wanted to raise voices for singing festival
MUSICAL men are being called to arms for the Bristol Festival of Song.
The third annual festival takes is under way and runs until October 21. It will see 3,000 singers unite across the city for 70 different events.
Though the festival is for men and woman, charity Gathering Voices has aimed several of its events at unearthing more of Bristol's male voices. Under the banner Real Men Sing choir leader Chris Samuel will host a "Sing Like A Bloke" workshop and explore the nature of manly vocalising.
Mr Samuel said: "We might well sob like men, toast like Georgians and march like Visigoths. We might even snarl like pirates or discover the appropriate musical accompaniment to dry stone walling. From the team that brought you Blokefest, many things are possible and indeed probable."
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Other manly activities on the menu include champions of the British Association of Barbershop Singers, The Great Western Chorus, who will bring a men-only workshop with a chance for participants to strut their stuff alongside the full chorus during a performance at SoundWorks.
The men of Bath Community Gospel Choir will perform at Colston Hall Foyer, Bristol Male Voice Choir will open up rehearsals to passing gents during the Song Trail and the Gasmen will be servicing their macho vocal chords at St George's.
The festival aims to increase awareness of activities already going on in Bristol and to create opportunities for people to take part.
Hannah Klewin, festival organiser and Gathering Voices director said: "Now in its third year the Festival of Song is firmly established in the city's cultural calendar and proves beyond doubt that Bristol is the UK's premier 'City of Song'."
The festival is happening across venues including St George's, Colston Hall, Circomedia, SoundWorks, the Harbourside and St Nicholas Market. See www.festivalofsong.org.uk for details.