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Toyah is ready to rock!

Worcester Editorial 2nd Jul, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

A CITY choir has hit the right note after recruiting an 80s music icon ahead of one of its biggest ever shows.

Toyah Wilcox will get on stage with Worcester Rock Choir at a roof-raising concert on Saturday, July 19 in the spectacular surroundings of Birmingham Symphony Hall.

The choir will be performing a number of Toyah’s hits at the event, which will include a collection for the Teenage Cancer Trust as members were inspired by teenager Stephen Sutton who died last month after raising millions for the cause.

At last Tuesday’s (June 24) rehearsal in Worcester, Toyah joined Rock Choir founder, Caroline Redman Lusher, and more than a hundred Midlands Rock Choir members to practise the repertoire.

Caroline and Pershore resident Toyah met last year, hit it off immediately and began to discuss various musical ideas.

Caroline said as they both were born in Birmingham the concept of creating a show at the city’s Symphony Hall involving all the Midlands Rock Choir members was an obvious choice.

“It’s such an exciting show to be involved in,” she added.

“I’ve been a fan of Toyah’s for years so to have the chance to work with her has been an amazing opportunity both for me and the Rock Choir members.”

Rock Choir is the county’s biggest contemporary choir with more than 16,000 members in 300 communities.

It offers adults and teenagers the chance to sing and perform popular and classic pop songs with no auditions and no requirements to read music or have any previous singing experience.

There will be two shows at Birmingham Symphony Hall, one at 3pm and one at 8pm and tickets, which cost £20 for adults and £16 for under-16s, are available from the venue or by logging onto www.thsh.co.uk.

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