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Alternotive A Capella (Oxford Alternotives)

By | Published on Saturday 24 August 2013

The Oxford Alternotives took to the stage, and at first something wasn’t quite working. There were some very confident members with great stage presence, and a few less confident who added an awkward air to the performance. However, as the song choices became more impressive and challenging, the Alternotives won the audience over. A more emotion-filled a capella group than most, the Alternotives had several slower and more touching songs in their repertoire. Particularly impressive and moving were Coldplay’s ‘The Scientist’ and Noel Harrison’s ‘The Windmills of Your Mind’. It was not all gloomy however, with a hilarious interlude of a musical version of Blind Date and two hysterically awkward and charming presenters throughout. A varied performance that started shakily and ended brilliantly.

theSpace @ Symposium Hall, until 24 Aug, 2.05pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Helena Wadia]