Abbey Road - Live For Now
IN THE PRESS!
Local choir group Somewhere 2 Sing has just returned from the world-famous Abbey Road Studios in London, where over 350 singers came together across the weekend to record the vocals for their first mini album.
Somewhere 2 Sing was founded by Hertfordshire based Duncan Rutherford, in 2016. Since starting with only a dozen or so members, the choir group now welcomes some 600 members every week in classes across the region as they continue their mission to spread the joy of singing far and wide.
“It’s remarkable,” says Duncan, “I never thought we’d be able to reach this many people through the power of music but we continue to grow, laugh and sing together, and provide a place for people to really belong.”
The choir don’t audition or require any experience but it still prides itself on being able to offer incredible experiences to everyone and give them a platform to achieve extraordinary things.
Rutherford explains, “Now we have a dozen or so classes running each week, the number of amazing opportunities we can offer our singers is really exciting. In the last year alone, for example, we’ve been able to perform at St Albans Cathedral, Disneyland Paris, record at Abbey Road Studios and raise money for charity by singing in Covent Garden”.
Whilst at Abbey Road, the choir recorded 3 songs: When We Were Young by Adele, This Is Me from The Greatest Showman and an original song called Live For Now, written by choir director, Duncan, and influenced by Somewhere 2 Sing’s very own members.
“I wanted to keep the song relevant to the group and we’d heard from our members that when they were thinking of joining the choir, many were nervous and anxious about doing something new, and some would actually put off coming along for months and in some cases years.”
Duncan continues, “The hope is that our song will inspire others to take that leap and either join a choir or pursue an activity or goal that is important to them.”