On Wednesday, December 6th, 2023, the vibrant chords of 600 guitars will once again fill the iconic Great Hall in St George’s Hall as it welcomes back the highly anticipated ‘Big Guitar-In’ amidst the Christmas season.
The Florrie, in collaboration with St George’s Hall, has organised an evening of harmonious melodies performed by 600 guitarists of all ages and skill levels. The string quartet, brass section, and choir will be joined by esteemed special guests The Bluebells, Brain Nash, Pete Wylie, and Kerri Ankrah.
The first guitar-in, held in June of this year, drew 600 people who joyfully sang songs like “Save the Last Dance for Me,” “Stand by Me,” and an uplifting rendition of “All You Need Is Love.” The event was covered live by the national press.
Chord sheets for the night’s performances are available for download for those eager to participate in this latest musical celebration. The set list includes covers of classic songs like “Be My Baby,” “Heart as Big as Liverpool,” and “The Power of Love.”
This event represents a remarkable convergence of musical talent and community spirit, celebrating the power of music to unite and uplift people during the busy holiday season.
In addition to the performances, attendees will be able to purchase exclusive event posters and merchandise, with proceeds benefiting The Florrie’s fundraiser for this incredible musical gathering. You can show your support by visiting their fundraiser page here.
Guitarists can only purchase a limited number of tickets, while all spectator tickets have been sold.
Doors will open at 5:15pm, with a start time of 6pm.
Timothy Tierney, Community Coordinator at The Florrie said:
“There’s nothing better than playing an instrument and singing with other people. Very good for social isolation, getting people together. Good for your mental health, very good for your well-being.”
The event is part of St George’s Hall Christmas programme. You can see the full line-up of events here.