There’s No Place Like St Pancras International as the Station Celebrates with a Special Surprise Ahead of the Release of JUDY
There’s no place like St Pancras International as the station celebrates new Judy Garland biopic, Judy, with a special surprise performance
The world’s largest contemporary choir delighted the station’s commuters with a performance of some of the Hollywood star’s most popular songsAhead of the highly anticipated UK film release of the new Judy Garland biopic (02 Oct), Judy starring Renée Zellweger, St Pancras International played host to the UK’s largest choir and singing group, Rock Choir, with an exclusive live performance.
Bringing some razzle dazzle to the station’s main concourse, 30 members of the choir gathered under the station’s iconic roof to perform two of the Hollywood star’s most loved songs, ‘Over the Rainbow’ and ‘Get Happy’, which they also performed at the star-studded movie premiere on Monday 30th September.
In recent years, the Rock Choir has developed a fantastic reputation for its unique style and the feel-good experience that it gives its members. It supports hundreds of local communities and raises money for numerous charities through performances and events.
Wendy Spinks, Commercial Director at HS1 Ltd. comments “As a destination known for our links to arts and music, we were so excited to host Rock Choir to celebrate the release of Judy. The impromptu performance gave our visitors the opportunity to enjoy the glitz and glamour of 1930s cinema, and we hope they enjoyed taking a moment out of their busy commutes to enjoy some of Judy Garland’s famous songs”.
Sophie Glover, Head of Publicity, Pathe UK says, “We’re thrilled to have Rock Choir performing at St Pancras today to mark the cinema release of JUDY. Judy Garland’s music is timeless and we hope the renditions of ‘Over the Rainbow’ and ‘Get Happy’ performed this morning will put a smile on commuters faces.”
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Judy Film Synopsis
Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform in a sell-out run at The Talk of the Town. It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in THE WIZARD OF OZ, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown. As she prepares for the show, battles with management, charms musicians, and reminisces with friends and adoring fans, her wit and warmth shine through. Even her dreams of romance seem undimmed as she embarks on a courtship with Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband. And yet Judy is fragile. After working for 45 of her 47 years, she is exhausted; haunted by memories of a childhood lost to Hollywood; and gripped by a desire to be back home with her kids. Featuring some of her best-known songs, the film celebrates the voice, the capacity for love and the sheer pizzazz of “the world’s greatest entertainer”.
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About Rock Choir
Rock Choir is the pioneering contemporary choir of the UK and remains unique with over 30,000 members participating in 400 local communities. It offers a glamorous, inclusive experience with no auditions and no requirement to read music. It offers all ages an alternative experience to the traditional classical or community choir introducing members to feel-good pop, rock and contemporary chart songs. Anyone joining need not have any previous singing or musical experience.
About St Pancras International Station
St Pancras International Station is a unique Grade I listed building owned by HS1 Ltd. Offering a wealth of stylish and premium shops, bars and restaurants all under one iconic roof, the venue is a destination, in its own right, as well as a world-class station.
Known for its calendar of new and exciting arts and music experiences, there’s always something new to discover.
Visitors can appreciate the Terrace Wires public art installation by Tracey Emin on the station’s Grand Terrace Upper Concourse. Depicting the words, ‘I Want My Time With You’ in Emin’s signature handwriting, the 20m long light installation is the largest text piece ever made by the artist.
Visitors can also experience St Pancras International’s free-to-play jukebox and station pianos, played by world famous stars including Elton John and John Legend, as well as the public day to day.
About HS1 Ltd
HS1 Ltd has the 30-year concession to own and operate High Speed 1, the UK’s first section of high speed rail, as well as the stations along the route: St Pancras International, Stratford International, Ebbsfleet International and Ashford International.
Pathé operates as a film studio in France, the UK, the Netherlands and Switzerland. It is involved in all aspects of filmmaking, from development and production through to international sales, distribution and exhibition.
Films produced/distributed by Pathé range from The Queen to Slumdog Millionaire and from Philomena to Selma. In recent years Pathé’s productions have won 16 BAFTAs (66 nominations) and 13 Oscars (46 nominations).
Pathé International handles the international marketing and sales of Pathé’s own productions and also acquires third party films for worldwide representation. As one of Europe’s leading sales agents, Pathé International has a significant presence at all major film markets and festivals. @patheuk