Tweeddale choir members have flashing down to a T

Inchorus, under the guidance of musical director Andrew Russel (back to camera) perform a flash performance at T in the Park
Inchorus, under the guidance of musical director Andrew Russel (back to camera) perform a flash performance at T in the Park

TWEEDDALE community choir InChorus has been flashing again – this time at T in the Park, writes Kenny Paterson.

The Peebles-based group decided to compete with the music extravaganza on offer at Scotland’s biggest music festival and performed flash events around the arena.

Aided by their sister choirs from Tayside and Lothian and Borders Police, InChorus carefully planned the day to maximise exposure at Balado, near Kinross.

More than 70 choir members performed numbers such as the appropriately named The Flood by Take That and Viva La Vida by Coldplay, who performed in front of 85,000 people during the festival.

A spokesperson for InChorus said: “These were extremely popular, judging by the large numbers of festival-goers who gathered to listen, and sometimes join in, during the various flashes. Performing opposite a noisy funfair ride, inside one of the tents and in the busy food and drink areas was certainly challenging, but the singing sounded wonderful.

“One festival-goer was heard to remark: ‘Why go and listen to Coldplay when we can hear you instead!’”

Andrew Russell, musical director of the choirs, added: “We were overwhelmed by the fantastic reaction we received at Kinross and we all really enjoyed singing at such a fun venue.”

InChorus will be jetting off to New York in September to join in the various events connected with the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

They also plan to flash in the Big Apple too, in places such as Times Square and a famous department store.