The PopUp Chorus will be celebrating The Beatles' album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" at an event at Cat's Cradle open to the community. Anyone, regardless of experience or talent, is welcome to come and sing, make new connections and have fun.
During the PopUp Chorus, participants will sing "With a Little Help from My Friends" and "When I'm Sixty-Four" alongside a three-piece band. Voting took place online to select songs from the album. The organizers picked the album in honor of its 50th anniversary.
The founder of the chorus, Lauren Bromley Hodge, believes people voted for the two songs based on the love and hope they portray musically.
“People seem to want and need that energy from the songs,” said Hodge.
When the participants first arrive, conductor Amelia V.B. Shull leads the group in 40 to 45 minutes of practice per song. No matter the quality, they always move on after time is up to keep the experience fun instead of frustrating.