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Pub Choir goes Couch Choir during the lock down.

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Mar 22, 2020 - 9:44:47 PM
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Chris Meakin

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From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pub_Choir

Pub Choir is a musical act founded in BrisbaneAustralia in 2017 by Astrid Jorgensen and Megan Bartholomew.[1][2][3]

At each Pub Choir event Jorgensen arranges a popular song and teaches it to the audience in three-part harmony, concluding with a performance which is filmed and shared on social media.[4] There is no formal recurring membership and participants purchase tickets to attend each show, which is usually held at a licensed venue.

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They had tours planned for the US, but these have been canned. 

From their FB page:

"A few days ago we asked the internet to stop misery scrolling for a moment, and to sing with us!

Over 1000 people from 18 countries submitted a video of their performance of “Close To You” (Burt Bacharach) in just TWO DAYS. Every submission that we successfully received was manually added to the collective. And then we saw the magic unfold… Plug in those earphones and turn this up!

We can’t adequately express in words what a gift your videos were to us. Each was like unwrapping a beautiful, personal, virtual hug. Thanks for trusting us with your voices, and for sharing your lives with us for a few minutes.

We really hope the result gives you something to smile about. We’d love you to share it far and wide (please note, we won’t ask you to make it viral…)

Special thanks to Sleepy Mountain Films for this incredible edit."

The result is surprisingly good. I doubt too many participants are members of a regular choir. Most events are just a bunch of people who turn up to have fun.

URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HezxInuN1YA 

Edited by - Chris Meakin on 03/22/2020 21:47:19

Mar 22, 2020 - 9:49:23 PM

chuckv97

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What a great idea, Chris! Love it.  Remarkable that for 18 countries I can barely detect any accents singing these English lyrics. (other than an Aussie "why/whoy" I detected (;-0

Edited by - chuckv97 on 03/22/2020 21:53:39

Mar 25, 2020 - 10:31:49 PM
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Chris Meakin

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Richard Carpenter approves.

 

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