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Lincoln community choir talent spotted for London play

Lincoln community choir Ermine Voices is encouraging aspiring singers to give performing a go after bagging a starring role in an internationally acclaimed play.

The choir of 30 singers, ranging in ages and abilities, were spotted when they performed in a show at the LPAC theatre in May.

Director of the internationally acclaimed play The Events David Grieg made his decision from his seat in the audience, and invited the choir to London shortly after.

The play, which was named The Guardian’s top piece of theatre for 2013, is based on true events when a lone gunman opened fire on a community choir in Norway in 2009.

The entire choir will be travelling down to London’s South Bank on July 26 to star in the show.

Musical director Tori Longdon said: “We are always looking for new members. You don’t need any prior singing experience, you don’t need to be able to read music, and you certainly don’t need to have the world’s greatest voice, you just need enthusiasm – and to be willing to give it a go!”

Ermine Voices was launched in February, 2014 after securing £27,000 of funding and the group regularly meet to rehersals and workshops in St John the Baptist Church, on Sudbrook Drive in Lincoln.

They perform in a variety of settings, from termly concerts to areas around Lincoln including the Waterside Shopping Centre and the Christmas Market.

To get involved, you can email erminevoices@gmail.com.