Groups of Choir Join Forces at Machester Arena Tribute

They sang a medley of hit songs including Ariana Grande's 'One Last Time' and the Beatles' 'All You Need Is Love'.

AceShowbiz - The school choir which accompanied Ariana Grande at the One Love Manchester benefit last summer (Jun17) were part of a massive city celebration on Tuesday, May 22.

The Parrs Wood High School's Harmony Group were among the acts that performed during the Manchester Together - With One Voice tribute concert in Albert Square, staged to mark the first anniversary of the terrorist attack at the Manchester Arena, which cost 22 Grande fans their lives on 22 May, 2017.

The fans were victims of a terrorist who detonated a bomb in the foyer of the venue as concertgoers filed out of the arena after Ariana's gig.

The Parrs Wood High School's Harmony Group joined several local organisations, including the Manchester Survivors Choir, which features Grande fans who attended the fateful concert a years ago. They performed an emotional version of Andra Day's Rise Up at the free concert.

And the Manchester Lesbian & Gay Chorus performed a medley of city anthems, including New Order's Blue Monday and Wonderwall by Oasis.

The two-hour event ended with an all-choir sing-along of Grande's One Last Time, The Beatles' All You Need Is Love, and Oasis' Don't Look Back In Anger, which was adopted as an anthem by the people of Manchester in the days following the bomb attack a year ago.

The celebration also featured video messages from Noel Gallagher, The Smiths star Johnny Marr, and the Happy Mondays leader Shaun Ryder, who all hail from the city.

"My heart is always going to be in Manchester," said Marr, "Always has been and always will be."

The Lord Mayor of Manchester, June Hitchen, and the Bishop of Manchester, the Right Reverend David Walker, were also part of the event.

Earlier in the day, Prince William and Prime Minister Theresa May joined the families of victims at a special remembrance service held at Manchester Cathedral.

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