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London Concert Chorus to hold Christmas concert in Bromley

PUBLISHED: 07:00 16 November 2018

Georg Tormann has just finsihed filming the second series of BBC's All Together Now. Picture: BBC

Georg Tormann has just finsihed filming the second series of BBC's All Together Now. Picture: BBC

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Now back from recording the second series of All Together Now, Brit School teacher and Bromley local Georg Tormann is now warming up for Christmas with his Beckenham-based choir.

Brit School teacher and Bromley local Georg Tormann is now warming up for Christmas with his Beckenham-based choir. Picture: BBCBrit School teacher and Bromley local Georg Tormann is now warming up for Christmas with his Beckenham-based choir. Picture: BBC

The London Concert Chorus are taking to the stage later in the year for two Christmas sing-alongs.

With Georg at the helm, the choir is returning to The Churchill after a sell out show last year.

For two nights only on December 17 and 18, accompanied by a live band and guest star soloists, the choir will lead audiences through a host of Christmas hits including: Merry Christmas Everyone, Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town, Fairytale of New York, All I Want for Christmas is You, White Christmas, The 12 Days of Christmas, Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree and many, many more including some popular hits from The Greatest Showman.

Speaking about being on the judging panel of All Together Now, Georg said: “The show was very popular with young kids as they find it fun.

The London Concert Chorus are taking to the stage later in the year for two Christmas sing-alongs. Picture: Churchill TheatreThe London Concert Chorus are taking to the stage later in the year for two Christmas sing-alongs. Picture: Churchill Theatre

“This series was great - one of the reasons I wanted to come back was because it was so much fun and actually everybody was lovely and they’re all friendly and talented. It was a nice reunion - about 50 of the judges came back to do this series.”

When asked how rehearsals with the choir were going, Georg said: “They’ve been going really well.

“We started rehearsing in September which is an odd time to be singing Christmas songs.

“There’s just over 300 people in our choir, and we did our Christmas show at the Churchill Theatre for the first time last year and it sold out - we have been asked to do it two times this year instead of just the one.”

The London Concert Chorus are taking to the stage later in the year for two Christmas sing-alongs. Picture: Churchill TheatreThe London Concert Chorus are taking to the stage later in the year for two Christmas sing-alongs. Picture: Churchill Theatre

Georg, who started the choir almost 20 years ago, said that the Christmas concert is always a lot of fun: “last year everyone was on their feet for the Mariah Carey song All I Want for Christmas - it’s a great atmosphere.

“We’ve also invited some people from All Together Now to the Churchill Theatre to watch it.”

Georg recommends that everyone should get singing this Autumn as he is insistent that it helps lift peoples’ moods and make them feel positive, especially as the winter nights start to draw in.

“Being in a choir and being a creative part of that is a wonderful thing,” he said.

Georg Tormann has just finsihed filming the second series of BBC's All Together Now. Picture: BBCGeorg Tormann has just finsihed filming the second series of BBC's All Together Now. Picture: BBC

“We all have a built-in instrument at our disposal, so why not use it?

“Singing generally makes you and the people that listen to you feel good - it is one of the simplest, most pleasurable ways of getting something off your chest.

“By joining a choir you meet like-minded people and come away feeling positive and with more confidence.

“Or as a start, come and join in with us at The Churchill this Christmas.”

Brit School teacher and Bromley local Georg Tormann is now warming up for Christmas with his Beckenham-based choir. Picture: BBCBrit School teacher and Bromley local Georg Tormann is now warming up for Christmas with his Beckenham-based choir. Picture: BBC

When asked what his favourite Christmas song to perform with the choir was, Georg said: “I think it varies - last year for the first time I did an arrangement of the Pogues song Fairytale of New York - that’s a favourite at the moment.”

He added: “The concert sounds like it might be a good show for kids - which it is - but generally we get mixed ages attending as well as families.

“Last year for Away in a Manger I asked all the children in the audience to stand up and sing, but most of the adults all joined in as well.

“It’s a show for everyone and it’s lovely to do something on home turf.”

The London Concert Chorus is also performing in A Christmas Sing-A-Long at the prestigious Central Hall in Westminster on 15th and 22nd of December.

The BBC’s All Together Now is returning to screens with Georg on the panel for a Christmas special and a second series in The New Year.

For tickets, visit https://churchilltheatre.co.uk/Online/tickets-xmas-singalong-bromley-2018.

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