At the Turner Contemporary in Margate

The final English Magic exhibition opened on the 11th October at the Turner Contemporary on the seafront in Margate. Of course the Melodians were invited to open the exhibition with a concert. There was a packed gallery for the concert and the Melodians played at 2pm and 4pm. The added attraction in Margate is that the Turner has a resident 80 strong choir called ‘The Big Sing’. The Melodians were invited to do 3 pieces accompanied by the choir as part of a project called Soundslikeart. They went down there the week before for a full rehearsal with the choir. The 3 joint songs were received to tumultuous applause.

The Melodians and the Big Sing choir performed 3 pieces together in each performance.

The Melodians and the Big Sing choir performed 3 pieces together in each performance.

As you can see the gallery was packed with fans who wanted to hear the Melodians and also the choir.

The Melodians played all the music from the English Magic film plus a number of their other favourites including Bohemian Rhapsody.

You can see videos of 3 of the pieces by following the YouTube link on this page.

With thanks to Lee Thompson for photos.

As you can see there was a large audience for the Melodians.

As you can see there was a large audience for the Melodians.

The Melodians were able to take the time between spots to see the English Magic Exhibition.

The Melodians were able to take the time between spots to see the English Magic Exhibition.

Before leaving for home the Melodians took a joint photo on the seafront.

Before leaving for home the Melodians took a joint photo on the seafront.

Terry Noel (Leader of Melodians), Em Peasgood (Composer/Arranger for Big Sing choir), Robert Thompson (Composer/Arranger) visiting from Trinidad to work with the Melodians). Melodians T shirts designed by Jeremy Deller for the Melodians.

Terry Noel (Leader of Melodians), Em Peasgood (Composer/Arranger for Big Sing choir), Robert Thompson (Composer/Arranger) visiting from Trinidad to work with the Melodians). Melodians T shirts designed by Jeremy Deller for the Melodians.