Thursday, 6 June 2013

Collective prepare for biggest gig

MAVERICK musical sensation The Dowsing Sound Collective is gearing up for its biggest gig to date.

The 110-strong group of singers and musicians will be performing an electrifying range of music in the magnificent Ely Cathedral, in Cambridge, England.

Founder Andrea Cockerton said: "The Dowsing Sound Collective isn’t your average choir. We have our own band, which comprises professional musicians, and we are open to both accomplished singers and people who haven’t ever sung in a group before.

"Dowsing’s age range spans from 20 to 70 and around a third of the group are men. We sing challenging, new versions of contemporary songs in up to 16 parts, and also more conventional choral pieces. The resulting sound is something really special and the amazing acoustics in Ely Cathedral will make this a show to remember."

The group’s trademark eclectic set list will leap between global artists such as Paul Simon, Moby and The Rolling Stones, to covers of European tracks by Ane Brun and Agnes Obel, and even some 16th century polyphony.

The bold instrumental line-up will include the Cathedral organ, Hammond organ, trumpet, flugelhorn, violin, African, Middle Eastern and European drums, bass, piano and an iPad.

Dowsing is looking for sponsorship for the summer gig, which is called Home and will raise money for Dowsing’s own dedicated music foundation, The Dosoco Foundation.

For more information on the collective, visit

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