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The Royal Norfolk Show 2017: Showstoppers choir will celebrate our county in song

PUBLISHED: 22:00 28 June 2017 | UPDATED: 01:41 29 June 2017

The Showstoppers Choir have their final rehearsal before performing at the Royal Norfolk Show.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2017

The Showstoppers Choir have their final rehearsal before performing at the Royal Norfolk Show. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017

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A cast of a thousand are going to celebrate our county in song during the closing ceremony of this year’s Royal Norfolk Show.

The Showstoppers Choir have their final rehearsal before performing at the Royal Norfolk Show.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2017 The Showstoppers Choir have their final rehearsal before performing at the Royal Norfolk Show. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017

Showstoppers, A Choir Of A Thousand, is a mass community ensemble created especially for the show and features school and community choirs from across the county.

The huge choir is the centrepiece to the show’s theme of Celebrating the Arts and the singers will be taking centre stage in the Grand Ring on Thursday to perform the song Things Grow which has been specially composed by Cheryl Frances-Hoad with lyrics by Molly Naylor.

The Showstoppers choirmaster is Mark De-Lisser, from TV’s The Voice and a lead mentor on Gareth Malone’s Naked Choir.

Also joining the Showstoppers in the Grand Ring on Thursday will be Norwich soprano singer Emma Nuule who will be leading the singing of the national anthem. She said: “It’s an honour to be asked to lead the choir in the national anthem.”

The Showstoppers Choir have their final rehearsal before performing at the Royal Norfolk Show. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017 The Showstoppers Choir have their final rehearsal before performing at the Royal Norfolk Show. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017

Showstoppers will perform in the Grand Ring on Thursday at 6pm.

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Things Grow

The Showstoppers Choir have their final rehearsal before performing at the Royal Norfolk Show.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2017 The Showstoppers Choir have their final rehearsal before performing at the Royal Norfolk Show. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017

Verse 1

Think about the earth and what’s beneath your feet, think about the people, think about what’s underneath.

Yes soil! Yes dirt, Yes light, Yes work! With hope, we know, things change, things grow.

The Showstoppers Choir have their final rehearsal before performing at the Royal Norfolk Show.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2017 The Showstoppers Choir have their final rehearsal before performing at the Royal Norfolk Show. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017

Verse 2

Follow the patterns of the seasons as they come, fall for the rain go barmy for the sun.

Yes soil! Yes dirt, Yes light, Yes work! With hope, we know, things change, things grow.

The Showstoppers Choir have their final rehearsal before performing at the Royal Norfolk Show.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2017 The Showstoppers Choir have their final rehearsal before performing at the Royal Norfolk Show. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017

Verse 3

This earth we’re on is strange and old, it’s hard to understand it all, this Earth we’re on is strange and old, it’s hard to understand it all, but we can listen, and hear, and learn, and walk around, and pant things, and reach out, and share, and plant things, and reach out and share, and lend a hand. This earth’s a really massive place, but tiny when you’re out in space.

Yes soil! Yes dirt, Yes light, Yes work! With hope, we know, things change, things grow.

The Showstoppers Choir have their final rehearsal before performing at the Royal Norfolk Show.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2017 The Showstoppers Choir have their final rehearsal before performing at the Royal Norfolk Show. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017

Verse 4

Walk under the sky and swim in everything, laugh at thunderstorms, shout and roar and sing, Shout! Rrrroar! And sing!

Yes soil! Yes dirt, Yes light, Yes work! With hope, we know, things change, things grow.

Soprano singer Emma Nuule will lead the Showstoppers Choir Of A Thousand in singing the national anthem. Photo: Steve Adams Soprano singer Emma Nuule will lead the Showstoppers Choir Of A Thousand in singing the national anthem. Photo: Steve Adams

Verse 5

Be grateful for the green fields covered in hay bales, treasure all the beauty and the dirt under your nails.

Yes soil! Yes dirt, Yes light, Yes work! With hope, we know, things change, things grow.

The Showstoppers Choir have their final rehearsal before performing at the Royal Norfolk Show.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2017 The Showstoppers Choir have their final rehearsal before performing at the Royal Norfolk Show. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017

Choirs taking part in the performance of Things Grow include:

The Free School Norwich; Barford Primary School/Kings Lynn Choir; Wreck Creation; DPA Showchoir; Norfolk Voices; Peterhouse Primary Academy; Hellesdon Community Choir; TrebleMakers; The Reedwarblers; Invidia Voices; St Benet’s RC Primary School Choir; The Garrick Green Singers; Hellesdon Community Choir; Blofield singers; Instant Choir; Necton Primary School; Beccles Rock Choir; Hempnall Community Choir; Ashill Harmony Choir; Tacolneston Primary School; Martham Primary Choral Society; Norwich Community Choir; U3A; Mid-Norfolk Singers; UEA Choir; Village Voices; St Georges Choir; West Norfolk Music Centre; St Nicholas House School; Norfolk County Council Choir; Cringleford Singers; Poringland Singers; WI choir; Norwich Voice Project/ Norwich Music Group; OPEN Youth Trust; Thetford Grammar Prep School Choir; Flegg High School Choir; Diss High School Choir; and Stalham High School.

For more stories about the Royal Norfolk Show click here

The Showstoppers Choir have their final rehearsal before performing at the Royal Norfolk Show.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2017 The Showstoppers Choir have their final rehearsal before performing at the Royal Norfolk Show. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017

The Showstoppers Choir have their final rehearsal before performing at the Royal Norfolk Show.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2017 The Showstoppers Choir have their final rehearsal before performing at the Royal Norfolk Show. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017

The Showstoppers Choir have their final rehearsal before performing at the Royal Norfolk Show.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2017 The Showstoppers Choir have their final rehearsal before performing at the Royal Norfolk Show. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017

The Showstoppers Choir have their final rehearsal before performing at the Royal Norfolk Show.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2017 The Showstoppers Choir have their final rehearsal before performing at the Royal Norfolk Show. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017

The Showstoppers Choir have their final rehearsal before performing at the Royal Norfolk Show.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2017 The Showstoppers Choir have their final rehearsal before performing at the Royal Norfolk Show. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017

The Showstoppers Choir have their final rehearsal before performing at the Royal Norfolk Show.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2017 The Showstoppers Choir have their final rehearsal before performing at the Royal Norfolk Show. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017

The Showstoppers Choir have their final rehearsal before performing at the Royal Norfolk Show.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2017 The Showstoppers Choir have their final rehearsal before performing at the Royal Norfolk Show. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017

The Showstoppers Choir have their final rehearsal before performing at the Royal Norfolk Show.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2017 The Showstoppers Choir have their final rehearsal before performing at the Royal Norfolk Show. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017

The Showstoppers Choir have their final rehearsal before performing at the Royal Norfolk Show.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2017 The Showstoppers Choir have their final rehearsal before performing at the Royal Norfolk Show. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017

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The Showstoppers Choir have their final rehearsal before performing at the Royal Norfolk Show.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
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