It took ACEchorus all of two seconds to accept an invitation to appear in Barry Manilow's farewell concert at the Glasgow Hydro on Tuesday 14 June 2016. How could we refuse?
Three songs and three rehearsals later we gathered at the main entrance to the venue to be met by Frank Duggan, their Liaison and Hospitality Exec.
A rehearsal studio was set aside for us and we quickly made ourselves at home. To calm our mounting excitement we launched into our warm-up with the three finale numbers. No time to get nervous as we were then escorted to the main arena for positioning and a work-out for each song, with Kye.
Back to the studio to practise what we should be doing over and over again till we finally got it right. Frank came to give us all our vivid red performing robes and a few minutes later we were back stage, and the biggest thrill of our lives was about to begin.
The Finale music filled the Auditorium and we were ON! What a noise! What an atmosphere! What a thrill!
WE DID IT!
"It's a Miracle, such a Spectacle, Oo Oo, baby it's you. Whoo!"
ACEchorus had lived the dream.
You can view a clip from the concert on Youtube.