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1992 musical comedy Sister Act has received the live cinema treatment with the Sister Act Live Choir UK Tour. The show immerses fans in the cinematic musical experience.
The event boasts a full-piece choir and band, accompanying the onscreen nuns with live performances of songs from the film’s original soundtrack.
“We are delighted to be touring this powerful and uplifting live cinema experience,” says founder Dele Aro. With a number of shows already under their belt, Dele adds: “We were delighted to see the shows connect such a large diverse group of people, to share in a unique experience and create new memories around a much-loved film.”
The iconic hit Sister Act film tells the story of Vegas lounge singer Deloris Van Cartier, played in the movie by Whoopi Goldberg. After witnessing a murder at the has of her boyfriend, Deloris enters a witness protection programme and turns to a convent for shelter. Disguised as a nun, Deloris finds solace in the church choir.
“Whether you’re a Sister Act fan or not, the soundtrack is amazing and the nuns sing with so much soul,” says show Choir Director Lovedale Harrison. The show includes hit songs Hail Holy Queen, My Guy (My God) and I Will Follow Him.
The Sister Act Live Choir features the Uplifted Voices choir, who have featured on the BBC Gospel Proms, as well as providing backing vocals on The Voice, Britain’s Got Talent and The X Factor.
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Here are those Sister Act Live Choir UK dates:
25 November 2017 – St Marlybone Parish, London
17 February 2018 – St David’s Hall, Cardiff
24 February 2018 – City Hall, Newcastle
3 March 2018 – Town Hall, Leeds
10 March 2018 – Brangwyn Hall, Swansea
31 March 2018 – Symphony Hall, Birmingham
19 May 2018 – Usher Hall, Ediburgh
2 June 2018 – City Hall, Sheffield
1 September 2018 – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
8 September 2018 – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
15 September 2018 – Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
29 September 2018 – Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
10 October 2018 – Regent Theatre, Ipswich
17 November 2018 – Guildhall, Portsmouth
Tickets for the Sister Act Live Choir are available now through Ticketmaster.co.uk.