May the force be with singers at RCH

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Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall is offering the once-in-a-lifetime chance for singers of all ages and experience to take their voices into a galaxy far, far away, and sing one of the greatest scores from Star Wars.

In the year that Star Wars Episode 7 is released in UK cinemas, the Hallé – Nottingham Classics’ resident orchestra – has given its 2015 Drivetime Concert an interstellar theme, bringing together an hour of classic film scores and great orchestral music with a space connection.

Highlights include Mars: the Bringer for War from Holst’s The Planets, Sibelius’s Pelleas and Melissande (the theme to BBC’s The Sky at Night) and a duo of pieces featured in Stanley Kubrick’s cult movie, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Richard Strauss’s Also Sprach Zarathustra and Johann Strauss’s The Blue Danube Waltz.

One of the highlights is sure to be John Williams’s Duel of the Fates, which features in Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, and for which the Hallé will be joined by the Drivetime Choir. This huge chorus of over 600 people has featured in every Drivetime Concert since 2009 and is open to all, regardless of age or experience.

Places are still available in the Drivetime Choir. You can apply online by visiting trch.co.uk/drivetimechoir. Tickets for the Drivetime Concert are £7.50 but choir members get the discounted rate of £5 per ticket.

To book tickets, call the box office on 0115 989 5555 or visit trch.co.uk.