Voices of Lions Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018
The Voices of Lions have been a regular feature at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival since 2013, impressing audiences with their enthusiastic performances on the Royal Mile. This year was no exception, as Josh Bartholomew reports on their trip:
Hampton’s exceptional youth male voice choir, Voices of Lions, returned to the Edinburgh Fringe for the sixth consecutive year this summer. Performing at Old St Paul’s Church, the choir’s set included an emotive cycle of songs commemorating the centenary of the First World War. In addition to this, there were a number of arrangements from members of the choir, including Freddie Mercury’s Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy (Owain Bates) and September (Max Elliott).
Audience members complimented the choir, with many impressed by the seamless transition between heartfelt, classical numbers and the contemporary, upbeat songs which are always a feature of their performances.
While many performers at the Fringe hire others to publicise their shows, members of the Voices of Lions were a constant sight on the Royal Mile, handing out black and gold flyers to publicise their shows. This proved very worthwhile, as the final show attracted a record crowd in excess of 140. Speaking about the Voices of Lions’ performances in Edinburgh, Josh said:
Participating in the Edinburgh Fringe was a wonderful experience. Amid such widespread competition from the various other musical shows, it struck me how unique Voices of Lions is as a group
Voices of Lions continue to go from strength to strengh and their future exploits could even stretch to Britain’s Got Talent, as a representative from the show sought out Mr Roland after a performance on the Royal Mile.