A SPECIAL flash mob song involving hundreds of Inverclyde singers took place at St Enoch Centre, Glasgow in aid of charity Dreams Come True.
The flash mob comprised three Inverclyde choirs numbering 200 singers who took shoppers by surprise with a rousing performance of the song ‘Lollypop’ .
Dreams Come True is a national charity that brings joy to terminally and seriously ill children by fulfilling their dreams.
After the excitement of the flash mob, the choirs -- Inverclyde Schools’ Junior and Senior choirs and the adult choir, Inverclyde Voices -- entertained shoppers with a selection of songs on the ground floor of the centre.
The Inverclyde Schools Senior and Junior Choirs have regularly represented Scotland at the final stages of UK-wide competitions like Sainsbury choir of the Year and Radio 3 Choir of the Year. The Junior Choir was also televised recently as part of Christmas celebrations in Paisley Abbey and has also performed at Proms in the Park in Glasgow.
The Inverclyde Voices adult choir is conducted by Palma Allan MBE who also conducts the Schools Senior Choir and has a wide and varied repertoire. The choir is 150 strong and there is a waiting list to join.
After the choirs sang, there were performances from various Inverclyde Music Centre Groups. The flash mob and performances were a joint effort between Dreams Come True, through its Inverclyde team, and the Inverclyde Music Service to create greater awareness of the charity in Scotland.
Chris Jewell, co-ordinator for Dreams Come True Inverclyde said: “We’re thrilled to be able to draw attention to this very worthwhile UK charity in this novel way. The charity exists to make dreams come true for children and young people aged two to 21 who are either in palliative care or who have life-limiting medical conditions. The flash mob was a great way of both creating awareness of the charity and what it does as well as raising money to make more dreams come true.”
Both Dreams Come True and the Inverclyde Music Service had information stands in the centre throughout the afternoon.
Inverclyde Council’s Convener of Education and Communities Councillor Terry Loughran said: “Once again we are delighted to be involved with such a worthwhile charity as Dreams Come True. This special flash mob gives our choirs the opportunity to develop new creative ideas within the wider community. It is also a marvellous opportunity to showcase the depth of musical talent we have amongst our children and young people in Inverclyde.”
Susan Nicol, general manager of St. Enoch Centre said: “Dreams Come True is a wonderful charity which brings so much joy to young people across the UK and we’re excited to be part of that. The flash mob was an innovative way to raise awareness of the good work the charity does.”