Award-winning Musical Director takes notorious choir to another dimension


Birmingham’s choir with a difference, notorious, is back for their first gig since celebrating their 20th anniversary in style at the Town Hall in November. Musical Director Clare Edwards, who was awarded the Lady Hilary Groves Prize 2017 for outstanding contribution to music in the community, will be conducting the choir on an intergalactic odyssey at the Electric Cinema on 24th March.

The non-audition choir, who wowed a 500-strong audience with a classical repertoire last time, will be taking on classics from the world of Sci Fi. From Bach to Bjork and Carpenters to Chopin the audience will be transported on a spectacular musical journey as the choir perform tunes from films and TV, inspired by space and the future.

Instead of an orchestra, this time notorious will be accompanied by theremin player Ms Hypnotique, Beatboxer Pye and keyboard player Stephen Webster. With the concert taking place in such a prestigious cinema, there will of course be visuals throughout to transport the audience even deeper into space.

The choir was launched in 1997 with an artistic vision to be different and having performed in venues as varied as a cathedral a cave and a coffin factory they have certainly achieved that. Now they want to take the audience into another dimension.

Musical Director Clare Edwards explains why she was inspired to take on this theme: “Notorious has a really wide ranging membership but one thing we all have a love of is Sci Fi! Everyone has a story or a memory from their favourite Sci Fi film and the music is just as evocative. We are delighted to be joined by Ms Hypnotique on Theramin and Pye our beatboxer to bring these tunes to life. We’ve done a lot of crazy things in 20 years but this gig is a step into the unknown – come with us!

There will be two performances of the choir’s stellar programme on March 24th; at 3:30pm and 6:30pm and tickets are available on the Electric Cinema’s website: http://www.w.theelectric.co.uk/book-tickets.php?film=2020

2018: a notorious odyssey


Who needs the Force when you have the power of live music from notorious plus special guests!
 
3.30pm and 6.30pm Saturday March 24th
 
Blast off with Notorious and special guests on an exhilarating Sci Fi adventure at The Electric cinema where no audience has gone before. 

From Bach to Bjork and Carpenters to Chopin the audience will be transported on a spectacular musical journey as the choir sing tunes from films and TV, inspired by space and the future.

Join in with David Bowie’s Starman and play ‘Guess the famous theremin tune‘ played live by our guest performer Susi O’Neill. 

Hold on tight as we travel to the edge of reality to uncover the greatest pieces of piano music, performed by special guest Stephen Webster. 
Arm yourself with your light sabre or sonic screwdriver and prepare for thrills of cosmic proportions delivered by beatboxer Pye, live on stage with the choir. 
The Electric Cinema is located in the Southside district of Birmingham, and is the UK’s oldest working cinema. It is also home to comfortable seats and sofas, and a bar for notorious audience members to enjoy! Children aged 3 and over are welcome, but will need their own seat.  
Tickets are very limited, so we are putting on two performances on Saturday 24th March: 
 
3.30pm (doors 3pm)
6.30pm (doors 6pm) 
Order yours now via the Electric Cinema website.