- 26 May 20
'Together in One Voice' livestream will air from 7:30pm on May 28.
Liam Gallagher, Liam Fray from The Courteeners, Mark Owen of Take That, James' Tim Booth, Emeli Sande, Mike Pickering from M People, Tom Walker, Denise Johnson and rapper Aitch have signed up for a mass doorstep sing-a-long event this Thursday.
The host of Manchester stars are taking part in the 'Together In One Voice' event to celebrate the spirit and importance of community in unprecedented times.
The notable names will introduce live renditions of their songs, sung by the public from 7:30pm on May 28, 2020.
The 30-minute virtual event - which will be livestreamed on YouTube - is part of Manchester International Festival’s online programme MIF LIVE.
The soundtrack includes Take That's 'Shine', 'Dancing in the Streets' by Martha and the Vandella's, Emeli Sande's 'You Are Not Alone', Tom Walker's 'Leave a Light On', 'Sit Down' by James, 'Search for the Hero' by M People and the Oasis classic 'Wonderwall'.
20 different community choirs and around 30 musicians from across the city region will take part.
The event will be filmed on drones, street cameras and residents' own films that will be edited together afterwards along with interviews with artists and participants to produce an extended show.
People are being invited to send videos of their own doorstep singalong from the event to togethermcr.com for possible inclusion in the YouTube broadcast on 31 May.
Check out the rehearsal video for the sing-a-long below: