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A Vintage Diva with a Dream…..

June 21, 2012
Our series of guest blogs from Fringe Participants continues with a post from Kiki Deville, creator of Hebden’s FIRST EVER Vintage Pop Choir which will launch at Hebden Fringe. Here Kiki shares a little about how Vintage Pop Choir came to be….

 

I would like to think I am a Vintage Diva. In thruth, I am probably just a bit of a diva! Who happens to love vintage.
With almost 25 years experience in the music industry the world over, and a love for all things from a golden age, it occured to me that perhaps other lovely ladies and gentlemen would like to celebrate the music of another time with singing, tea and cake.

 
Hence the Vintage Pop Choir was born. An opportunity to help keep the beautiful music of yesteryear by such greats as Billie Holiday and The Andrew Sisters, alive and kicking in our modern times. I have worked on these songs of old to bring them to a new choir audience in a way that celebrates the originality that they once had and the pureness of heart in which they were written.
 
Many of these songs were sadder and more tragic than anything that we hear today. Songs of lynching, drug abuse and sexual promiscuity in a time when expression was not seen as a positive thing. The writers used thier incredible poetry in a way that has made these songs timeless and still incredibly current today.
 
The Vintage Pop Choir experience is born out of a love of music, people and community. It is an opportunity to meet other people, drink tea and sing. All things (that incidentally research shows), make us more happy.
 
Please come and join us for a taster session at The White Lion in Hebden Bridge as part of the Hebden Bridge Fringe Festival on Wednesday July 4 at 8pm. There will be cake……
Kiki x
Wednesday 4 July, 8pm – 10pm
Vintage Pop Choir FREE Taster Session
The White Lion, Hebden Bridge
All abilities and experience levels welcome
FREE Tickets available from Hebden Bridge Arts Festival Box Office, Market Street, Hebden Bridge
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