The Shout are a 16-piece professional choir whose members come from very varied backgrounds; gospel, jazz, blues, contemporary classical, opera, early music and include several accomplished improvisers. It has been called a 'vocal big band', a 'choir of soloists', a vocal Stomp', a 'dangerous choir', a 'choir of Babel', a choral phenomenon'. It is all of these things.
"There will be a mixture of carols & songs, some familiar carols, some unfamiliar carols, some Christmas songs, some songs connected obliquely to Christmas, pop songs that were in the Top Ten at Christmas, songs about shopping, songs about cooking... There will be medieval carols you've never heard and pop songs you never thought you'd hear again." Orlando Gough, Director, The Shout.