AN a capella group is putting on a show in Durham ahead of taking part in an international competition.

Northern Lights, a group of 15 Durham University students, is putting on the show at the Gala Theatre on Monday, February 5, before its first heat of a competition which features in the hit film Pitch Perfect.

They will be performing alongside youth choir Urban Voice, which recently performed at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

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President Bethany Wright, an anthropology student, said: “This show is our biggest yet. Expect not only singing but also choreography, beat-boxing and rap.

“We have been working so hard to give a melodic masterpiece with completely new material. We are especially excited as this concert will mark the first time a university group has reached beyond the student body to incorporate a fantastic local choir.”

Bass Logan Williams, a PhD student, said: “Singing is the most bodily form of making music, it quite literally comes from inside of us. I think A Cappella turns all music into a personal experience.

Every instrument is a person and we feel their emotions their love for music, and their excitement all in a voice. It’s amazing what we can do with just our voices.”

Tickets are £10, or £8 for concessions, and are available from the Gala box office or by visiting www.galadurham.co.uk.

The concert starts at 7.30pm.