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VIDEO: Flash mob choir surprises shoppers in Bury St Edmunds

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Shoppers got more than they bargained for in Bury St Edmunds yesterday when a flash mob appeared in the town’s Charter Square.

More than 60 people, who had been mingling with crowds in the arc, suddenly broke into song shortly after 2pm.

Rock Choir flash mob in Bury St Edmunds
Rock Choir flash mob in Bury St Edmunds

The performance featured members of the Rock Choir, who are due to stage two concerts in Bury on Sunday (May 1).

It started with a solo by Alison Smart, and more and more singers gradually joined in as they made their way through the crowds, clapping their hands and revealing matching Rock Choir T-shirts, before assembling as a full choir outside The Apex, where they will perform next weekend.

“It was great,” said choir leader Adam Abo Henriksen.

“You’re never quite sure how it’s going to come together when everyone’s scattered across the square and it was certainly my first flash mob with them. I think for a lot of them it was their first performance so some people were nervous but I think it came together in the end.”

The shows on Sunday will take place at 2pm and 7.30pm, each featuring more than 200 Rock Choir members from Braintree, Bury, Chelmsford, Colchester, Great Dunmow, Sudbury and Witham as they perform a selection of fun, upbeat, feel-good songs.

For tickets, priced at £13.50, call The Apex box office on 01284 758000 or visit www.theapex.co.uk

Anyone who is interested in joining the choir is invited to try a free 90-minute taster session.

For more details, or to find out where your nearest rehearsals take place, go to www.rockchoir.com