Thursday 29 June 2017

Rock Choir sets new world record

The Rock Choir perform at London's HMV Hammersmith Apollo
The Rock Choir perform at London's HMV Hammersmith Apollo

Chart hopefuls Rock Choir have set a new world record as the largest music act to release an album, it has been announced.

The group, made up of 4,386 members, will release their debut album Volume 1 on July 5.

And the ensemble's mammoth size has now earned it a Guinness record. Although around 1,000 members appear on the album, all 4,386 are covered by the terms of their deal - setting a new world record.

Rock Choir is made up of 150 smaller choirs from across the UK.

At a concert to launch the album - which is number one in the Amazon pre-order "hot future releases" chart - more than 2,500 members performed at London's HMV Hammersmith Apollo on Sunday.

The mainly female choir was formed in 2005 by director Caroline Redman Lusher and members perform well-known pop songs as an all-inclusive community group.

The group has landed a four-album deal with Decca Records, with the first album featuring songs such as Can't Hurry Love, Dancing In The Street and Valerie.

Ms Lusher said: "The power of singing and music is extraordinary and introducing contemporary songs and dance routines into a choir format takes us away from the more traditional impression people have of a standard choir.

"Rock Choir is exciting and the members are passionate about it."

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