A night of hootenanny style fun in Cambridge with a choir that takes modern songs and gives them a twist

We are Sound play Cambridge Corn Exchange

We are Sound play Cambridge Corn Exchange - Credit: Archant

A glittering, irreverent, hootenanny-styled Christmas gig is coming to the Cambridge Corn Exchange thanks to We Are Sound.

The choir, which has a trademark style of taking modern songs and giving them a twist, has been described as an “harmonic phenomenon bursting onto the scenes like a firecracker” .

This season’s festive gig promises to be as unpredictable, joyous and naughty as the last.

The set list will be leaping from winter retro tracks to Christmas favourites with the added twist of ice-cool party hits thrown in for good measure.

Think Mumford & Sons mixed with Björk and Elvis, topped off with The Pogues, Hozier and Vance Joy.

With more than 120 singers and instrumentalists on stage – including a string quartet, Irish whistle, funk brass, banjo, eigenharp & uilleann pipes along with drums, bass, lead guitar and a grand piano – We Are Sound is formed entirely of people from in and around Cambridge.

In the past it has collaborated with global stars Basement Jaxx, award-winning folk duo Megson, legendary songwriter Boo Hewerdine and electro-dub master Dirty Freud.

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The special cocktail created for the night, features gin, jam, lemon juice and crushed ice, and the collective is offering two free tickets, free cocktails and entry to the VIP bar to the fan that comes up with the best name for the new drink.

All details are available online and the closing date for entries is 2pm on Friday December 2.

All cocktail profits will support The Dosoco Foundation, the Cambridge-based music foundation that has so far given out £12,000 to local projects using music for social good.

• The evening is on Saturday December 10. Tickets are £18.50 plus booking fee with family, concession, group and restricted view tickets all available. For more information visit www.we-are-sound.com or buy tickets at www.bit.ly/christmascocktail.

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