Milngavie Rock Choir members met up at Murrayfield stadium on Saturday, November 9 to entertain over 35,000 spectators, for one of their biggest performances yet.
The stealthy singers joined Rock Choir members from all over Scotland to stage a huge 700-strong surprise flash mob during the autumn international match between Scotland and Japan.
The choir members mingled with unsuspecting spectators and took their places in the Murrayfield stands for the first half. A few minutes into half time they stood up and surprised spectators with a feel good rendition of the Bon Jovi anthem ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’ and ‘I Believe In a Thing Called Love’ by The Darkness. Even more excitement was to come as Scotland romped home to a 42 -17 win.
Fourteen year-old Sam Foggo from Milngavie was the youngest Rock Choir member to take part. He said: “It was a really good family day out in Edinburgh and my mum, dad and gran came along to support. It was great to see the Scotland team get a win! I really enjoy performing with the Rock Choir and performing at half time was amazing.”
Tom Ross, another Milngavie Rock Choir member said: “I’ve been a Scotland rugby fan for years, even following the team to New Zealand in 2011 for the rugby world cup, so being part of the Rock Choir flash mob at the international match at Murrayfield on Saturday was something special. It was an amazing experience to sing in front of so many people and the reception we got was fantastic.”
In the weeks leading up to the match, local Rock Choir Leader Jennifer Sim put her very own ‘team’ through their paces, making sure their harmonies were spot on right from kick off.
Jennifer said: “Performing at Murrayfield Stadium is a huge honour, and we were very proud to be there.
“It was wonderful to bring together hundreds of Scottish Rock Choir members, from Aberdeen to Largs, and hear them singing as one. We hope our harmonies inspired the crowd and we were over the moon when Scotland won the match. We were all cheering for them.”