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Choir gets taste of stardom

Catherine Thompson 2nd Jan, 2019 Updated: 3rd Jan, 2019

A STRATFORD choir had a taste of stardom after filming a television performance in Pinewood Studios.

Members of Amicantus Choir joined former Spice Girl Emma Bunton and ex American footballer Anthony ‘Spice’ Adams on the ABC series The Great American Baking Show – a spin-off of the Great British Bake Off at the film studios in Buckinghamshire.

Tom Vickery, Jane Kocan-Payne, Maria Sykes and Stuart Kocan-Payne opened the finale of the series with a parody of Silent Night and lead bakers out to the sound of Jingle Bells into the famous white tent, used in ‘Bake Off’, for the winning announcement.

Stuart said: “We recorded the parody fairly early in the day although the takes we did were interrupted by noise and explosions from the adjoining lot where they were filming the latest Maleficent movie. We were also informed that Daniel Craig was in residence on the James Bond stage for the next installment of that series.

“The whole day was utterly fascinating just seeing what goes into making a show like this and there was one totally random moment where we were waiting in a holding tent behind the main tent that was packed with spare cooking ingredients, dressed in full Victorian costume in a torrential thunderstorm waiting to go and sing Christmas carols in August in the Great British Bake off tent with celebrities milling around us along with a full production crew setting up cameras and various equipment.”

Search Amicantus Choir on Facebook for more details and links to the videos.

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