AN all-Polish choir from Coventry is preparing to perform in front of its biggest ever crowd at the Ricoh Arena next week.
Senza Nome will join three English choirs to sing all four national anthems before the RFL Four Nations event kicks off at the Ricoh Arena on Saturday, November 5.
After previously performing the Polish national anthem at the Great Britain vs Poland international ice hockey fixture at the Skydome Arena earlier this year – their largest crowd to date.
But Senza Nome will perform in front of a bumper Ricoh crowd and millions more tuning in on TV from across the globe.
The 35-strong choir will form one quarter of the large combined choir performing on the day which will include members of Sing It Loud, Forte Gospel Choir and The Belles of the Three Spires.
England, Scotland, New Zealand and Australia’s anthems will be sang, alongside a unique piece written specially for the Four Nations.
Each Senza Nome choir member has moved to the area from Poland within the past ten years and each singer has worked to break the language barrier and learn the songs.
Joanna Kunda, Senza Nome musical director, said: “It has been a big challenge for everyone to learn the anthems but I am confident we will perform them brilliantly on the day.
“This will be the biggest crowd we have ever performed in-front of, it will be really exciting for everyone.
“When we sing you can see we are enjoying it, there is a lot of passion and we all sing from the bottom of our hearts.
“In Poland rugby is quite new to us, when we sang at the ice hockey match some of the people really got into the sport – maybe this will have the same effect.”