Collabro – The World’s Most Successful Musical Theatre Group – have today announced local choirs from each town and city will be joining them on their massive 23-date Greatest Hits tour this autumn. The tour will see the band perform some of their most memorable tracks including ‘Stars’, ‘Bring Him Home’ and ‘Defying Gravity’.
Hull’s NAPA choir will join Collabro on stage when they perform at the Bonus Arena on Friday, 29 October.
All four members of Collabro – Michael Auger, Jamie Lambert, Matt Pagan and Thomas Redgrave – began their journey into the arts as members of youth choirs and youth theatre and are thrilled to create opportunities for young people across all the regions to perform in some of the UK’s most prestigious theatres.
Carl Wheatley, Chief Executive of NAPA, said: “Our young people are delighted to be involved with the Collabro tour in Hull for the third year running. It’s become a highlight of our year and we can’t wait to sing with the boys again this year.”
A spokesman for the Bonus Arena added: “We are delighted to be welcoming the NAPA choir to join Collabro when they take to the stage this October. Hull has such rich and vibrant talent and it will be wonderful to see local young people sing in front of so many people at the show.”
Collabro met for their first rehearsal above a pub in London Bridge back in 2014. Soon after they auditioned for ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent, and a month later received a full standing ovation from all four judges and the full audience at the Hammersmith Apollo. They went on to win the competition with one of the highest voting majorities of any series, and their debut album Stars went straight into the UK album charts at number one, was quickly certified gold, and became the fasting selling album of 2014.
Last year, Collabro released their album Christmas Is Here comprising of a range of festive classics and original track, the titular ’Christmas Is Here’, which saw them team up once again with Ben Adams from A1.
The boys have also been keeping very busy during lockdown. Collabro’s Patreon has seen the boys create a space to bring fans (Collaborators) and the band closer together. From exclusive performances to Q&A’s, live cook-alongs to game nights, it has been THE place for exclusive access and content.
Collabro, joined by the NAPA choir, visit the Bonus Arena on Friday, 29 October and tickets are on sale now. They can be purchased by visiting www.bonusarenahull.com or from Ticketmaster.