Rock Up and Sing! are very fortunate to work with a brilliant graphic designer, Brian Johnson, who also happens to sing in our Skipton choir!

Brian designs all our artwork and for the November 2013 production ‘They Will Rock U’ he cleverly photographed individual choir members singing to produce a witty take on the album cover of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody. Perfect for a show that opened with a rousing performance of ‘We Will Rock You’, followed by hits from U2, the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and Meatloaf.

With a matinee and evening concert on Saturday 9th November, plus a Sunday matinee, the venue of Harrogate’s beautiful Royal Hall required a lot of extra staging in order to accommodate over 300 people! Fortunately there was still plenty of room for a packed audience and a VIP line up who enjoyed a complementary drinks reception beforehand.

The shows were in support of Harrogate based children’s charity Open Arms Malawi, where, as one of the poorest countries on earth, there are over one million orphans. Funds raised go towards providing vital medical attention, shelter, food and love to some of those orphaned and abandoned children.