Preview: InChorus, Augustine’s, George IV Bridge

Peebles-based choir  InChorus at Parliament Square. Pic: Comp
Peebles-based choir InChorus at Parliament Square. Pic: Comp
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SINGING about everything from the trams, dog dirt on the pavement and, of course, the Festival, the Edinburgh Complaints Choir hit the headlines earlier this month.

But there will be no grumbling when another Scottish choir, InChorus, take to the stage of Augustine’s on George IV Bridge on Monday.

The 100-strong contemporary choir, intend to buck the moans with a performance set to inspire positivity and good feeling in all those who attend.

With popular hits such as David Guetta’s Titanium, Jesse J’s Price Tag and Pink’s Just Give Me A Reason on the playlist, InChorus wants to prove that there’s more to musical life than complaining about the trams, recycling arrangements or even the Festival itself.

Andrew Russel, the choir’s musical director says, “The Complaints Choirs are interesting and amusing, but we want to make sure that sparkle and smiles remain an integral part of choir singing.

“InChorus has a grumble-free manifesto of my own making. This group doesn’t even moan about their sore throats and feet after hours of practice, because the sound they produce ensures they make themselves and others happy. We’re singing in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. What in the world have we got to complain about?”

Founded by Russel in 2008, the Peebles-based choir includes singers of all ages from 16 upwards.

Although InChorus has already performed to much acclaim throughout the Borders and Edinburgh, Monday finds them making their official Fringe debut, although over recent weeks that have been found popping up across the city with their very own brand of Flash Choir events in George Street and on the Royal Mile.

InChorus, Augustine’s, George IV Bridge, Monday, 8pm, £10, 0131-510 0022