20 June 2024

Deep joy for Withernsea Ladies’ Choir

Last Saturday, Withernsea Ladies’ Choir sang to the crowds at the Deep in Hull.

In a rather fitting setting surrounded by sharks, swordfish, manta rays and of course the penguins the choir sang a selection of carols and Christmas songs to the adults and children who passed by or stopped to listen.

A spokesman said: “The audience joined in, especially when asked what their favourite piece was. It was the staff  who also rendered some vocal dexterity to add to the fun, with one particular crew member managing a range from baritone to soprano.

“The choir’s sound, which travelled from literally the ‘deepest’ level where they were performing, up through the sloping walkways to the start of the aquarium journey of dinosaurs and jellyfish was amazing. While watching

the most stunning sunset during a break for refreshments, the ladies voted to carry on singing a cappella, because their pianist, Paul Pike, had another engagement to travel to.

“It was a wonderful experience to sing in a great acoustic which showed off the choir’s sound and diction and thanks to all the very obliging crew who helped us throughout the afternoon.”

The choir looks forward to a return visit in 2024.