Somewhere 2 Sing surprised unsuspecting families at Paradise Wildlife Park last weekend when over 100 local singers gathered for a rousing rendition of The Lion King’s Circle of Life, to celebrate the opening of an amazing new white lion habitat, Lion Pride Lands.
Under the direction of Duncan Rutherford, members from his several Hertfordshire choir groups met incognito at the Broxbourne site, nervously waiting in the wind for a signal to begin. Although a little chilly, the local singers were determined to put on a heart-warming performance.
The music began suddenly and whilst still in their coats, the choir raised their voices to the sky, filling the air with Zulu chanting from the popular Disney classic. Once the branded T-shirts had been revealed and the choir had assembled together at one end of the arena, the real power of these impressive amateur voices came together. After the last note and once the rapturous applause had subsided, the singers simply put their coats back on and disappeared into the crowd as if nothing had happened.
“The public were genuinely shocked” explained one of the singers, “There were a couple next to me who stood open-mouthed the whole time.”
Choirmaster Duncan added “All of our members are just people who love singing. They just turn up, having little or no experience at all but it just shows you what you can achieve when you bring like-minded people together”
Somewhere 2 Sing now turn their attentions to the summer, where they will be in the area once again, performing numbers from stage and screen at The Broxbourne Spotlight Theatre on 13th July.
Paradise’s new Lion Pride Lands habitat will provide visitors an amazing opportunity to see our white lions like you haven’t seen them before.
The habitat will be located at the new entrance to the animal park and will be an incredible interactive new home for our white lion pride.