On our recent cruise aboard the P & O ship Azura, I was delighted to find one of the activities we could take part in was an onboard ship’s choir, the Azura Singers. We met to practice a selection of songs from the musicals, including a selection from Fiddler on the Roof and Les Miserables. A concert was planned for the evening of the first sea day after leaving our final port of call, Gibraltar, and our MD Laura-Jane asked us if we would like to do a flash mob that morning to advertise the concert. A flash mob, for those of you unfamiliar with the concept, is a group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and seemingly pointless act for a brief time, then disperse, often for the purposes of entertainment.
About three quarters of the 40 strong choir joined the flashmob in the main atrium of the Azura, joining shoppers who got more than a bargain as they were browsing the onboard shops! The crowd were certainly surprised and it resulted in a full house for the evening concert.