From Venice to Vegas - Tenors Unlimited Blyth Choir Competition
27 January 2016
Tenors Unlimited, the ‘Rat Pack of Opera’ launches competition to find a Blyth choir to perform on stage with them at Phoenix Theatre, Blyth Friday 22nd April 7.30pm as part of nation-wide tour – “From Venice to Vegas”.
The highly successful trio Tenors Unlimited, the ‘Rat Pack of Opera’ has launched a competition to find a choir from Blyth to perform on stage with them at Phoenix Theatre, Blyth on Friday 22nd April at 7.30pm, as part of a nation-wide tour, in their new show “From Venice To Vegas”.
Jem Sharples from Tenors Unlimited says “The choir can be any age group. We’d like to encourage school and youth choirs to enter our competition. The choir should just love singing, can be one sex or mixed, sing their favourite song or two and be junior, senior and/or adult – we may choose more than one choir.”
How To Enter: Choirs should upload a video of them singing one or two of their favourite songs to YouTube (but set as a private) and email the link to firstname.lastname@example.org so Scott, Jem and Paul can view it. This will not be shared with any third parties. Closing date: Friday 19th February.
Jem adds “Best of luck and we look forward to some great singing!”
The winning choir will perform with Tenors Unlimited at Phoenix Theatre, Blyth.
Tenors Unlimited’s repertoire includes the ever popular classics ‘La Donna E Mobile’, ‘The Pearl Fishers Duet’ and ‘Nessun Dorma’, interspersed with crooner and pop favourites such as ‘Volare’, ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’, ‘Summertime’, as well as songs written by Tenors Unlimited themselves which include “Senza di Te”, a track from their current album “The Journey”, as well as the title tracks to their previous albums ‘Brand New Day’ and ‘Viva La Vita’.
For more information about the show and to book tickets, visit www.thephoenixtheatre.org.uk
For over ten years, Scott Ciscon, Paul Martin and Jem Sharples have entertained audiences throughout the world. They have performed alongside such notables as Sting, Lionel Ritchie, Beyoncé, Hayley Westenra, Simply Red and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to name a few. Using talents honed in their previous solo careers in opera and theatre, they bring their own blend of wit, charm and vocal arrangements to their performances. Alan Titchmarsh OBE said “21st century tenors, great fun, great voices and a great evening.” Tenors Unlimited sang at the memorial service for football legend Sir Bobby Robson and sang live at Wembley Stadium at the FA Cup final.
See footage of their performances www.tenorsunlimited.com/Video.html
Jem Sharples from Tenors Unlimited says “We perform a wide repertoire of all music so there is sure to be something for everyone.” Their latest album “The Journey” can be purchased online from their website www.tenorsunlimited.com via iTunes, Amazon and GooglePlay.
For more information about the trio and other tour dates in the UK, visit www.tenorsunlimited.com
ABOUT TENORS UNLIMITED
Born and raised in Chicago, USA, Scott studied Engineering and Communications at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, but it’s fair to say that he’s been singing since birth.
After a few summer seasons in the US, his first Broadway audition took him abroad to Germany where he starred in musicals such as Grease (Danny), Rent (understudy Mark and Roger) and Saturday Night Fever (Frank Junior and understudy Monty.) After a call from London’s West End, Scott began his life in the UK. His first show was Notre Dame de Paris (as Phoebus and understudy Gringoire) followed by The Witches of Eastwick (as Joe and understudy Darryl Van Horne). Shortly thereafter Tenors Unlimited was born. Although American, Scott has developed a keen interest in cricket and often opens the bowling for his Sunday side. Additionally a passion for cooking complements his never-ending search for good food and great wine.
Born in Sutton Coldfield, Paul, the bass baritone of the group, first discovered his love of music singing in the local church choir and joined National Youth Choir of Great Britain. He studied voice at the Birmingham Conservatoire and embarked on a career in opera performing the role of ‘Sarastro’ in Mozart’s Magic Flute on a tour of the USA after graduating. He has performed with opera companies and ensembles all over Europe, Japan and the USA. While singing in Turandot in the Netherlands, he heard that Tenors Unlimited were looking for a third member. When not singing or playing cricket with Scott and Jem, he enjoys cooking at his home in Surrey.
Having trained privately and at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, his roles in theatre include Alex Dillingham in ‘Aspects of Love’ (national tour), creating the role of Jesus/The Man in ‘Whistle Down The Wind’ (Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham), PT Barnum in Barnum (Guinness Theatre, Dublin), Young Scrooge in ‘Scrooge’ opposite the late Anthony Newley (national tour). TV credits include Nature Boy (BBC). He co-wrote, produced and played the lead in a new musical ‘Nelson’ based on the life and loves of Horatio Nelson. He loves touch rugby, cooking, food and wine.