All For One Choir (AFO) are excited to announce they will be combining their network of local choirs to support Paul Carrack at The Bonus Arena Hull later this month.
Appearing on the 27th March will be members of AFO Choirs from Hull, Beverley, Driffield, Market Weighton, and Cleethorpes.
The ensemble of choirs has been chosen by international music legend Paul Carrack to join him on stage to sing two of Carrack’s platinum-selling singles.
Paul Carrack rose to prominence in the mid-1970s as both lead singer and songwriter for Ace. Carrack enjoyed phenomenal success as lead singer and songwriter for Mike & The Mechanics until 2004 when he left to pursue his extremely successful career as a solo artist. He regularly fills arenas across the UK and Europe with his huge loyal fanbase.
The BBC documentary about his life and musical career was called ‘The Man With The Golden Voice’.
“I love singing in harmony even with a small group but singing with a large choir is really special. There’s something about the blend of human voices that are particularly moving so I’m really looking forward to it. It will be a great additional feature to the show,” said Mr Carrack.
This isn’t the first time AFO has been selected to partner with major artists, as they have worked alongside global superstars before, including: Leona Lewis, Steve Harley, G4, Johnathan Ansell, Russel Watson, Blake, and most recently Sam Bailey who won the X-Factor in 2013.
Helen Garnett, AFO choirs’ founder, a professional vocalist and choir leader says she is thrilled that the choirs have yet again been chosen to support an incredible artist.
She said: “It goes to show that with desire and determination a choir can make a great sound. I’m thrilled to be able to offer my choir members amazing experiences such as this. Hearing the choir sing at these incredible events is a career-high for me, and for many of my members a once in a lifetime experience. We will be rehearsing hard over the coming weeks to do our absolute best for this amazing artist I have so much respect for.”
Helen is passionate about the fact that anyone who wants to sing can and should sing. The choir recently teamed up with MIND, a charity that endorses singing for health and well-being. The choir will be fundraising for them this year after previously raising in excess of £30000 for other charities since the choir formed.
[Helen Garnett – All For One choirs]