In 2020, while we were all unable to do our full productions because of coronavirus and the ongoing restrictions, we decided to create the East Anglian Virtual Ensemble! At Limelight Performers, we'd already produced a few 'virtual ensemble' style videos, and figured there was no better time to open our arms and welcome in as many local members of the theatre community as we could, to create something amazing together.
We had over 45 individual recordings sent in, and the finished product - "Raise Your Voice" from Sister Act - was released on World Theatre Day (27th March 2021) across our YouTube as well as all major music platforms such as Spotify, iTunes, Amazon etc with all funds raised being donated to the Theatre Support Fund to support the theatre industry in any way we can.
Abbie Aleksic, Clair Cooper, Clare Myers, Debbie Osborne, Eloise Jackson, Freya Brooks, Freyer Marsh, Janet Rust, Julie Aleksic, Kieran Wright, Naomi Clarke, Natasha Stevenson, Nicola Sendall, Norman Lloyd, Shannon Mann, Shannon Pilsworth, Vanessa Mitchell
Clare Lewis, Dermot Gillespie-Gardiner, Eurig Colville, Grace Harman, James Aleksic, John Cotton, Karl Younger, Lorna Flack, Mark Sewell, Matt Herbert, Tash Jarvis
Audio / Video Edit, Production & Arrangement:
James Aleksic (JLA Sound and Light)
Original Song by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Glenn Slater, from Sister Act the Musical
The song is available now on all of your favourite music platforms & we've invluded a few links here. You can also watch the video above or on our YouTube Channel.
Find out more about the Theatre Support Fund here - and if you're able to buy something from their "The Show Must Go On!" range or donate to help out people across the entire theatre industry at a time when it is really needed, that would be amazing. We'll also be donating any profits raised from the sales & streams of the song once it's released.
If you have any questions or would like more info about this project, please get in touch with us at email@example.com