Masters of Show Choir – the UK’s university show choir and glee club competition – is coming to the Arts Theatre for one night only!
This is the 5th year of the annual competition and will see groups from Warwick, Cambridge, Royal Holloway, Sussex, Swansea, Kent and Portsmouth battle it out in a bid to be crowned Masters of Show Choir.
From Bastille to Beyonce and from Alt J to Marvin Gaye, this year’s set lists are packed full of pop, rock, RnB, musicals and Motown hits making for a competition that is hotter than ever and not to be missed!
This year’s competition will be judged by West End star Jodie Jacobs (Rock of Ages, Carrie), Hollyoaks actress Sophie Austin (Lindsey Roscoe) and musical director Nick Barstow.
The show will also feature a special guest performance from award-winning a cappella group Afterparty who have recently performed at The Shard and the Covent Garden Christmas Lights Switch-On.
Masters of Show Choir is proud to be supporting Theatre MAD (Make A Difference Trust) to help fight HIV & AIDS one stage at a time.
About Masters of Show Choir
Following the launch of the hit American TV show Glee in 2009, there was a marked rise in the popularity of Glee Clubs and Show Choirs on both sides of the Atlantic. Having started a show choir at their own university, Angus Wyatt and Tom Kitney went on the hunt for fellow show choirs at universities around the UK with the hope of starting a competition. The first Masters of Show Choir was held at Royal Holloway, University of London in March 2012 and was won by Cambridge University. Each choir has 10 minutes to show off their singing and dancing skills, and must perform a section of a cappella and at least one number from our ‘Challenge Genre’ – which this year is Motown.
A good time was had by all – whether you were a competitor or an audience member – Warwick President
Masters of Show Choir is a great initiative and one which we were proud to be part of – Cambridge President
A professional evening of entertainment and a lot of fun – Audience member
AfterParty are a London-based a cappella group made up of some of the best a cappella vocalists and beatboxers in the UK. The group was founded in 2013 by Ollie and Nick, who met at Oxford whilst managing the internationally-acclaimed vocal group “Out of the Blue” of Britain’s Got Talent fame. Within a few months of forming, AfterParty had been named The Shard’s Choir of the Year. Since then, they have sung across the UK and internationally at a huge variety of performances: for clients ranging from Fortune 500 corporates, schools, NGOs, to private individuals, and with entertainment ranging from main stage shows for 2,500 people through to private dinner parties for as few as 4 people! With no instruments in tow, AfterParty are an extremely adaptable act that is sure to make any event unforgettable!
Absolutely out of this world! – Ken Burton (BBC – The Choir)
Really fantastic, really entertaining, the whole package! – Carrie Grant (Pop Idol)
Went down a storm! – Ernst & Young
Performance: Sunday 6th March 2016 @ 7pm (Doors at 6.30)
Tickets: £11 / £10 / £9 / £8 / £7
Box Office: artstheatrewestend.co.uk / 020 7836 8463
Duration: Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes (including 15 minute interval)