Scottish Ballet has announced their very special five wishes that will come true in 2019, as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations with one performing with a very special group of people.
As a way of saying thank you to their audiences and supporters, Scottish Ballet invited people across Scotland to submit wishes to join the celebrations throughout the year. The Every Voice Choir from West Dunbartonshire came out tops thanks to Lesley Cumming our Community Activity Organiser, who submitted a wish for the Choir to perform with the Scottish Ballet, not knowing anything would come of it.
Over 400 wishes were posted online, with over 100,000 votes cast by the general public, before the top 50 were presented to a judging panel including Dame Darcey Bussell, Susan Calman, Fred MacAulay, Janice Forsyth.
Lesley Cumming, said: “I am over the moon that our community choir has been granted this wonderful wish to perform with Scottish Ballet as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations later this year. Thank you to everyone who has supported us, and all those who voted for the Every Voice Choir; the day will be magical for all involved, a once in a lifetime memory.”
Dancers Constance Devernay and Jamiel Laurence visited the choir and revealed that Scottish Ballet would work with them to create a unique performance for their community event; bringing their wish of ‘We Sing, You Dance’ to life. In addition, Scottish Ballet will continue working with the choir, inviting the ensemble to perform on stage at a performance of The Snow Queen in Edinburgh in December.
Susan Calman, champion of the third wish, said: “I am so pleased that Scottish Ballet was able to surprise Every Voice Community Choir, to share the wonderful news that their wish of singing and dancing together will come true. It is a powerful thing to unite people through such a celebratory performance, and I can't wait to see what they come up with.”
For more about Scottish Ballet, and the Five Wishes campaign, please visit: https://www.scottishballet.co.uk/wish. For more about Scottish Ballet, and their 50th anniversary season, visit: https://www.scottishballet.co.uk/50