The Choir of Man has traveled across the pond from the UK and rolls into DPAC for an evening of song and dance next Saturday, October 27th. It’s a party. It’s a concert. This show is a pint-filled good time set in a working pub that combines great singing, high-energy dance, and live percussion with foot-stomping choreography. Check out the clip below for a taste of the show and grab your tickets now. I’m really looking forward to this show!
Presented by the team behind The Magnets and the Soweto Gospel Choir, The Choir Of Man are nine men welcoming you to their local pub with a great communal vibe, lots of positive energy, and infectious music.
The multi-talented cast of nine handsome blokes sing everything from pub tunes, folk, Broadway, and classic rock.. I had a chance to speak to Mark Loveday, who plays the bartender of the pub in the show. Mark is former chorister of ‘Her Majesty’s Chapel Royal Choir’ at St James Palace and a graduate of Drama Studio London. He has been a member of the Choir of Man since 2016 and recently featured in the British independent film ‘Rise of The Footsoldier 3: The Pat Tate Story’.
How is Choir of Man Different From Other Shows?
There is no wall between us and the audience. It is a very interactive show. We are speaking directly to the audience. We even go out into the audience and will even bring people up on stage for part of the show. If your lucky we may even pour you a pint!
Why does the entire show take place in a pub?
A pub is like a church. It is a communal place where people come to socialize, share their highs and their lows. But mostly they come to be with others. The stage is set up as a pub, but really it can be anything to the audience where they go for community – where they go for special connections.
With such a small cast do you all get along?
Oh yes, we are a tight crew and have all grown as friends as we have traveled all over the world with the production. You have to be. It is a close knit group on the road. That sense of community translates well onto the stage too.
What’s the funniest thing that has happened inviting audience members on stage?
Oh we love to interact with the audience and invite folks up on to the set. Sometime we even go out into the audience to give people a pint. I’ve even gone crowd surfing. I have to say it has been a bit of a laugh when we bring somebody up on stage and we realize they may have had a few drinks ahead of time. Its all good though and we always have a wonderful time!
Why do think people love Choir of Man so much?
This is a positive show, at a time I think it is really needed. This is a show about compassion, friendship and brotherhood. It shows the positive side of men and will leave the audience singing and feeling good. It’s something the world really needs right now, to see the positive side of things and know that we can all count on one another.
“Choir of Man” will be at the Durham Performing Arts Center on Saturday, October 27th at 8:00 pm. For tickets visit https://www.dpacnc.com/events/detail/choir-of-man