Video: Choir perform Deacon Blue’s Dignity at new V&A Dundee

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A choir comprised of over 150 singers from across Dundee have gathered to perform at the V&A Dundee’s preview reception.

Led by choir director Alice Marra, the 152 women and 3 men belted out the Deacon Blue hit ‘Dignity’ in the atrium of the city’s new state-of-the-art design museum.

The band’s lead singer Ricky Ross, who penned the song, was born in Dundee.

The ensemble was made up of three Dundee-based choirs; Loadsaweeminsingin’, Lochee Linties and Duende Voices and others from The Noteables.

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Ms Marra, the daughter of the ‘Bard of Dundee’, the late musician Michael Marra, is best known for her work with indie pop band The Hazey Janes.

She said: “The choirs have all had a wonderful time working on this arrangement of Dignity especially for the V&A.

“We feel honoured to be singing such a fantastic song, on such a special day, in a world famous building! It’s very poignant to us that it’s written by a Dundonian and captures the essence of working people and their aspirations.”

The choir performed on Friday night before the 3D Festival in Slessor Gardens.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Dundee-born actor and Hollywood star Brian Cox were also in attendance at the reception.