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5 July 2017, 17:19
In the Smoke perform the ultimate Disney mash-up
Featuring 58 (count 'em) songs
Disney films have given us some of the catchiest musical tunes we know today. So instead of enjoying them separately, this choir mashed them up into one spectacular serenade… of 58 songs.
In The Smoke commence their epic mash-up with a warm harmony-filled burst of ‘Heigh-Ho!’, from Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.
Then, they leap into 'The Beautiful Briny' (Bedknobs and Broomsticks), 'Let’s Go Fly a Kite' (Mary Poppins) and 'Cruella De Vil' (101 Dalmations). Yep, we missed out a few there. Bonus points to anyone who can recognise all the intro songs.
The epic mash-up then takes an angelic turn into a soprano-alto amalgamation of 'Once Upon a Dream' (Sleeping Beauty), and 'Someday My Prince Will Come' (Snow White). The female voices quickly have their limelight stolen by a tenor, who swans into the scene with a characterful eruption of 'The Bells of Notre Dame'.
We’re giving the comedy prize to the tenor in question: he then attempts to overshadow the chorus number of Mary Poppins, before being pushed out again by a beautiful mezzo rendition of 'Can You Feel the Love Tonight' (The Lion King). And who could ever dislike the tale of a budding romance between two lions?
The choir also manages to squeeze in songs from Mulan, Frozen, Pinocchio, Beauty and the Beast and The Jungle Book.