Out Aloud Choir and O'Hooley & Tidow Concert

Sheffield Out Aloud Choir and Award Winning Folk Duo O'Hooley & Tidow Concert - Out Aloud, Sheffield's LGBT Choir created a sublime evening of music in collaboration with award-winning folk duo Belinda O'Hooley and Heidi Tidow as a fund-raiser for FOEC and celebration for IDAHOT 2015. Out Aloud presented a themed evening of song, celebrating the lives of social pioneers and Lesbian and Gay icons - including Edward Carpenter, Alan Turing, Pussy Riot and John Cage, with moving introductions by the choir's musical director and leader Val Regan. Their performance of John Cage’s short 3 movement ‘4’33” was the first ever by a choir in Sheffield and created a magical and reflective interlude to the evening of breathtaking music. O'Hooley & Tidow performed songs from their recent album ‘The Hum’ - ‘surely one of the albums of the year’ (Robin Denslow, The Guardian) - and collaborated on some of their songs with Out Aloud's 50 plus voices. The impressive Firth Hall at the University of Sheffield was sold-out and the proceeds from the concert were donated to Friends of Edward Carpenter in an amazing show of generosity and solidarity. Thank you Out Aloud, Belinda and Heidi for a fantastic evening!