KIDDERMINSTER ROCK CHOIR: Members made their debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last week when they took to the stage for a sold-out show at the Space Triplex venue.

The Edinburgh Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world, with around 4,000 shows taking place every day across the city, and Rock Choir were thrilled to be part of it.

The full house was entertained with songs such as Don’t Leave Me This Way and Don’t Stop Believin’, and the audience were in full-on party mood as they cheered and got to their feet, singing and dancing along with the choir.

Different Rock Choir groups from across the UK performed every night for the duration of the festival. The exposure at the festival has led to all sorts of opportunities for the members, and there are some very exciting projects involving the Kidderminster members already underway for the rest of the year, to be revealed in due course.

Meanwhile, the choir members have been reflecting on their Fringe debut.

Lynn Darlington of Kidderminster said: “I loved my first Fringe. It’s so awesome that we got to take part in the world’s biggest arts festival”.

Rock Choir's uplifting ethos of fun, friendship and community spirit is a huge part of its attraction. It helps improve people's self-confidence, and gives them new singing skills, a dynamic new social life and a great sense of fulfilment.

Rock Choir is the UK’s largest contemporary choir with over 28,000 members. The Kidderminster group has been running for 6 years under the leadership of local musician Christa Hugo, and in that time they have raised money and awareness for a myriad of local and national charities, including Mary Stevens Hospice, Nordoff Robbins, Alzheimer’s Society and Macmillan Cancer Support. The choir performs regularly at local community events, such as the Kidderminster Arts Festival, and has performed further afield many times at venues including Wembley Stadium, the Genting Arena and Birmingham's Symphony Hall. They have performed with celebrities including Toyah Wilcox, Kiki Dee, G4 and Chesney Hawkes, and last year they took part in their very own recording session at the world famous Abbey Road Studios.

Anybody wishing to get involved with the choir and the exciting opportunities ahead can come along for a free taster session in September. There are no auditions and no experience is necessary. Just visit for more information and to book your place.

Kidderminster Rock Choir rehearses at the Severn Valley Railway on Comberton Hill on Mondays from 8-9.30pm. Sessions are also available in Stourbridge, Bromsgrove and Redditch.