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Rampant Harmony (Rolling Hills Chorus)

By | Published on Sunday 28 August 2011

Performed inside a New Town Music School by a Barbershop group composed mainly of silver haired gentlemen, this could have been worthy, dull and predictable. The first songs were well preformed, but familiar and safe, easily transferred to the a capella style. When, about four songs in they started singing the opening number from Cabaret and acting out sketches with ironically tenuous links to the following songs, all with happy enthusiasm, it became funny, charming and warmly ridiculous, peaking with the finishing song ‘Fat Bottomed Girls’. Unfortunately they never quite went as far as they could have gone with this, it would have been interesting to see them barbershop up a few other songs, because those they did were brilliant.

Edinburgh Academy Magnusson Centre for Performing Arts, 25 – 27 Aug, 5.00pm (6.00pm), £8.00 – £10.00, fpp217.
tw rating 5/5