Dorset Rock Choir Members Sing At Wembley

Rock Choir Wembley Stadium

Published at 10:34am 1st April 2015.

The hallowed grounds of Wembley Stadium resonated with the sound of nearly 2,500 Rock Choir members singing at Saturday's game which drew a World record attendance of 84,068 supporters to see Saracens V Harlequins Derby Day Match.

The hallowed grounds of Wembley Stadium resonated with the sound of nearly 2,500 Rock Choir members singing at Saturday's game which drew a World record attendance of 84,068 supporters to see Saracens V Harlequins Derby Day Match.

The mass choir included Rock Choir members from Bridport, Dorchester, Poole and Weymouth, led by local Rock Choir leader Stacey Hobday. The excited singers lined up on the edge of the sacred turf to perform two chart songs as part of the pre-match entertainment, and surprised the supporters with a half time flash mob performance of Clean Bandit’s ‘Rather Be’ from their seats. Music sensation Pixie Lott also performed at half time.

“The members really did themselves proud at Wembley this Saturday!” said Stacey. “The record-breaking audience and every choir member seemed to thoroughly enjoy the performance. I’m so grateful to everyone involved, it was an amazing experience.”

Rock Choir is the UK's largest and most popular contemporary choir, with 17,000 members in over 300 local communities nationwide.  Rock Choir rehearsals also take place in many other towns across the UK. It offers adults and teenagers the chance to sing and perform popular contemporary songs, with no auditions and no requirements to read music or have any previous singing experience.

Rock Choir's popularity is phenomenal and its achievements are extraordinary. It's released two top twenty albums and performed en-masse at the 02 Arena, London and The Liverpool Echo Arena, Wembley Arena, Hammersmith Apollo and the Royal Albert Hall. In 2011 Rock Choir was the subject of popular 3-part ITV1 documentary 'The Choir That Rocks', and has made numerous other TV appearances, including BBC Breakfast, The One Show, The Paul O'Grady Show and The Alan Titchmarsh Show. Rock Choir are currently celebrating their 10th Anniversary year and will be holding a special event at the Genting Arena at the NEC, Birmingham in June this year.