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School choir takes the stage with the Drifters
MEMBERS of a Bournemouth school choir are set to share the limelight with one of the biggest selling groups of all time.
The Winton and Glenmoor joint choir will take to the stage with The Drifters at the town’s Pavilion theatre on Friday, March 22.
Drifter Ryan King caused quite a stir when he popped into Winton arts and Media College to pass on valuable tips at rehearsals held at Winton Arts and Media College.
The group is offering 30 secondary schools across the UK the unique opportunity to perform with them on stage during their forthcoming tour.
Eleven girls and four boys make up the joint choir who rehearsed with Ryan as part of preparations for the Pavilion performance.
He said: “We are very much looking forward to working with the school children; we have been completely overwhelmed by their enthusiasm and excitement.”
Head of music Liz O’Connell said: “The pupils are very excited to be involved in the concert and will be rehearsing in school for their big performance.
“They will be joining The Drifters for performances of Saturday Night at the Movies and Love Doesn’t Ask Why and then in the finale for Under The Boardwalk.”
214 million singles sold worldwide NOW in their 59th year, The Drifters have seen massive chart success on both sides of the Atlantic and across the world.
They have sold over 114 million albums and 214 million singles with a catalogue of hits including Under The Boardwalk, Like Sister and Brother, Saturday Night At the Movies and Save the Last Dance For Me.
The Drifters, still owned by the family that founded the group in 1953, has featured over 65 different vocalists in a history spanning six decades.
None of the current line-up is an original member.