TK Theatre School, Bath Academy of Musical Theatre and Bath Youth Gospel Choir were given the opportunity of a lifetime to record at a Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios in Box last weekend. The performers were invited to make guest appearances on the latest album by the Bath based Vocal Works Gospel Choir. The album was made possible after receiving hundreds of pre-orders through a crowd funding campaign – which received encouragement from celebrities including Bill Bailey, Anthony Head, Jimmy Carr and Jason Manford.
Following in the footsteps of Beyonce, Take That, Jay-Z, Kylie Minogue and many other superstars, the groups recorded backing vocals at the world famous recording studios on three of the tracks for VWGC’s album ‘A Soulful Christmas’.
Vocal Works Gospel Choirs Choir Director Tim King said “It was an amazing experience for everyone involved in the project. To record in the same studios as some of the great recording artists was so inspiring for VWGC and all our guest performers, and we would like to thank all the people who helped us by pre-ordering the album.”
TK Theatre School took time out of their Saturday morning rehearsals for Peter Pan to learn the music. Principal Tracy King said “The children were all brilliant, rose to the challenges of recording, and thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity of being in such a fantastic studio. It’s a project that they will never forget being involved with.” The children, aged 6-16 years, recorded Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town, whilst students past and present from Bath Academy of Musical Theatre joined forces for the recording – and will be featured on the Leona Lewis track ‘One More Sleep’. Bath Youth Gospel Choir will be featured on the rock n roll track Run Rudolph Run.
Tim founded VWGC eleven years ago, and their previous albums ‘Gospel Rocks’ and ‘Seven’ are available on iTunes or through their own website www.vwgc.co.uk. VWGC we’re recently chosen to back Susan Boyle on tour, and will be performing with the West End’s leading lady Kerry Ellis on her new tour in October.
VWGC will be releasing ‘A Soulful Christmas’ on 1st December – and will be performing it alongside other classic soulful tunes in Komedia Bath on 14th December. Tickets are available now through www.komedia.co.uk/bath.