Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 25°C

min temp: 19°C

Search

Live choir stages Sister Act screening with a difference at Ipswich Corn Exchange

The Sister Act Live Choir in action. Photo: Amacoast Cinema

The Sister Act Live Choir in action. Photo: Amacoast Cinema

Archant

Oh Happy Day, the Sister Act Live Choir is coming to Ipswich with a special cinema screening of the hit Whoopi Goldberg movie.

Thirty-five gospel singers and a full band will accompany the onscreen nuns with performances of songs from the soundtrack like My God and I Will Follow Him.

Presented by Amacoast Cinema, the show has enjoyed two sold out runs in London in 2016 and earlier this year.

“We’re delighted to be touring this powerful and uplifting live cinema experience,” said founder Dele Aro.

“We were delighted to see the shows connect such a large diverse group of people together, to share a unique experience and create new memories around a much-loved film.”

The Uplifted Voices choir, providing the vocals, have appeared on BBC Gospel Proms and provided backing choirs for the live shows of ITV’s The Voice, Britain’s Got Talent and The X Factor.

There will also be a special guest performance from Britain’s Got Talent Semi-finalist’s Gospel Singers Incognito.

The 1992 musical comedy is the story of Vegas lounge singer Deloris Van Cartier who is forced to hide in a convent disguised as a nun after witnessing her mob boyfriend murder a snitch in his crew.

The Sister Act Live Choir begins its national Tour at the Ipswich Corn Exchange on September 23.

Schools in Suffolk held lessons about the perils of knife crime last week in an attempt to ensure students stay safe during the six week summber holiday.

Have you been feeling the heat in Suffolk and north Essex? Experts are warning the warm spell is far from over – with weeks of dry weather still to come.

It is a chance to get up, close and personal with your favourite Ipswich Town stars and celebrate East Anglia’s greatest football club.

Two Ipswich parks have again been certified with Green Flag status, awarded to the best green spaces in the country.

It was a trip down the rabbit hole for visitors at Maidenhall Allotments – as guests took tea with the Mad Hatter and Cheshire Cat.

The latest crime figures from the Office of National Statistics are deeply worrying.

Proposals to form a task group to develop a dedicated plan of action for Suffolk’s cycle network have been agreed – but calls to commit funding were turned down.

A moped rider was stopped in Ipswich because he forgot to wear a helmet, police said - even though it was inside his top box.

This is our last call to readers to help us choose 100 Suffolk women making great and positive differences to our lives.

Jimmy’s Festival kicked off with a day of novelty and nostalgia, as a host of families came together to watch both new talent and familiar faces take to the stage.

Most read

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Ipswich Star daily newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

MyDate24 MyPhotos24