Absolute Harmony’s Spring Concert: 15th and 16th March 2013 – raising money for Marie Curie.
I’ve been lucky enough to see Absolute Harmony perform a few times at university, and they’ve never disappointed. Their Spring Concert was no different.
Set in the less-than-salubrious Arts Lecture Theatre, Absolute Harmony showcased their take on a number of classic pop songs, including ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and ‘Take Your Mama’; not even ‘Gangnam Style’ escaped a crafty interpretation from Royal Holloway’s one and only a cappella choir.
Beautifully arranged and sincerely performed, the choir’s rendition of ‘Samson’ was one of the highlights of the evening. The finale ‘One Day Like This’- Elbow’s hit arranged by Amy Burrows – also failed to disappoint with some stunning solo contributions from Calum Roy, Charlotte Atterton and Hollie McCarthy.
No music genre was out of bounds as the choir took on DragonForce’s ‘Through the Fire and Flames’. Though notoriously difficult to play on Guitar Hero, Absolute Harmony pulled off Calum Roy’s arrangement with apparent ease. Giving the concert a contemporary feel, one of the final numbers was ‘Icarus’ by Bastille, which was as seamlessly executed as the rest of the concert.
If you haven’t heard Absolute Harmony perform before, I implore you to listen to them! You really are missing out on a good thing. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for news on future performances. And if you missed their Spring Concert, take a look on AbHarm’s YouTube channel.
Find out more about the choir via their website.