Sister Act brought to life in ground-breaking live choir show

This April, ‘Sister Act’, the 1992 musical comedy starring Whoopi Goldberg, will receive the ‘live cinema’ treatment.

The live choir show will comprise of 35 gospel singers and a full band. Accompanying the on-screen performances, the show is an innovative way to to enjoy the classic film – but with a twist.

Whoopi Goldberg’s performance as Deloris Van Cartier saw her take on the role as a Vegas lounge singer. After witnessing a murder committed by her boyfriend, she must enter witness protection. To prevent meeting a similar fate she turns to a Convent for safety. In her disguise as a nun she woefully adopts her new lifestyle after several rocky starts. It is the church choir where Deloris finds her voice and begins to shine.

In bringing this tale back into the forefront of our imagination, Amacoast Cinema have partnered with the Uplifted Voices choir. The choir also run the immensely popular annual University Gospel Choir of the Year (UGBY).

The founder, Dele Aro said: “We intend to put on one of the most powerful and uplifting immersive live cinema experiences London has experienced”.

He added, “It’s great to see Amacoast Cinema connecting large diverse groups of people together to share a unique experience and create new memories around film”.

Amacoast Cinema creates exclusive and celebratory cinema experiences around black film by combining live performances with spectacular immersive surroundings. This combination creates an unforgettable cinema experience.

The performance will take place at the historic Central Hall in Westminster, London.

TNT Arts and Culture

Photo Credit: Ronke Lawal

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