Local choirs will join stars tonight

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Two Eastbourne choirs will be joining Tenors Unlimited on stage in their performance at the Royal Hippodrome Theatre tonight, from 8pm.

Taking part will be The Archway Group and St Andrew’s Prep Monday Choir.

Spokeswoman Jackie Mitchell said: “Tenors Unlimited’s repertoire includes the ever popular classics La Donna E Mobile, The Pearl Fishers Duet and Nessun Dorma, interspersed with crooner and pop favourites such as Volare, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Summertime, as well as songs written by Tenors Unlimited themselves which include Senza di Te, a track from their current album The Journey, as well as the title tracks to their previous albums Brand New Day and Viva La Vita.

“For over ten years, Scott Ciscon, Paul Martin and Jem Sharples have entertained audiences throughout the world. They have performed alongside such notables as Sting, Lionel Ritchie, Beyoncé, Hayley Westenra, Simply Red and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to name a few.

“Using talents honed in their previous solo careers in opera and theatre, they bring their own blend of wit, charm and vocal arrangements to their performances.”

Tenors Unlimited also sang at the memorial service for football legend Sir Bobby Robson and sang live at Wembley Stadium at the FA Cup final.

Scott was born and raised in Chcago, while Paul is from Sutton Coldfield and joined the National Youth Choir, and Jem trained at Guildhall school of Music and Drama.

The Archway Group of choirs were formed in 2009 under the direction of Jane Reeves, professional vocalist and musician with just 13 members. There are now over 250 in Eastbourne and Seaford. Ranging from 16 to 82, Archway never auditions members and operates a no-need-to-read music policy, while still maintaining professional standards.

The St Andrew’s Prep Monday Choir comprises 40 boys and girls aged between 9-13, who auditioned for a place. The choir, led and conducted by Ali Wicks, the school’s director of music, has a wide repertoire and is equally at home singing jazz, folk, pop or gospel.

Ali commented: “It’s a privilege to be working with Tenors Unlimited - it will be an experience the children will never forget.”