Choir had a surprise in store for passengers

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WAITING for a train is never boring when members of a Wakefield choir are around.

Members of the BeVox community choir had a surprise in store for passengers at St Pancras International Station last Saturday when they created a Flashmob.

The singers mingled with the crowds before emerging to perform a seemingly spontaneous medley of Motown hits, including Stop in the Name of Love, I Heard it through the Grapevine, Dancing in the Street and Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.

The event, inspired by the T-Mobile adverts, was organised by BeVox director Timothy Allen in conjunction with the station’s management.

He said: “Hundreds of passengers stopped to listen, and it created a really positive buzz throughout the station with people clapping along and even joining in.

“We just do it for fun and it’s also a chance for our singers to perform in a public place. As soon as we’re done, we just go back to being normal members of the public again. It’s great.”

In the past six months, Mr Allen has arranged similar events in train stations and shopping centres across Yorkshire and the East Midlands.

The choir, which recently moved from St Andrew’s Church on Peterson Road to Sandal Methodist Church on Barnsley Road, was founded in August last year and is always on the look out for new members.

It is open to anyone aged 16 or over, with no auditions, no requirement to read music, and no pressure.

Sessions take place on Monday evenings, from 7pm until 9pm. Visit for more information.

Log onto www.wakefield to see the flashmob video.