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Kate Bush Sends Beautiful Message To Aussie Pub Choir After They Covered ‘Running Up That Hill’

Charisa Bossinakis

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Kate Bush Sends Beautiful Message To Aussie Pub Choir After They Covered ‘Running Up That Hill’

Kate Bush sent a sweet message to an Aussie choir after they did a rendition of her song ‘Running Up That Hill’.

The pub choir got together at the Fortitude Music Hall to belt out he Stranger Things season four anthem and boy was it impressive.

More than a thousand strangers gathered to sing the classic 1985 song in a three-part harmony joined by an orchestra.

The pub choir thought their rendition of the song would get a couple of views and likes from people on social media, they probably weren't expecting to get a shoutout from the singer.


But that's exactly what happened.

After watching the cover, Bush reached out to the choir via email, writing: “Dear Brisbane Pub Choir, I’ve been so busy that I’ve only just had a chance to watch you all singing RUTH.

“It’s utterly, utterly wonderful. I love it so much! Thank you everyone. You sing it very beautifully.


“I’m incredibly touched by your warmth and all your smiling faces. Thank you! With lots of love, Kate.”

Of course, the Brisbane choir was elated by the singer’s response, writing: “Quit your job. Throw all your books in the bin. Just sit down a minute and get a load of this.”

The message, which was posted to the group's Facebook page, had many followers equally excited as one user wrote: “Well Done Pub Choir!! That sounded amazing! And to hear from Kate!! Wow!!”

Another said: “Kudos to you Astrid and everyone at Pub Choir. You’ve made my week.”

Credit: Pub.Choir / Facebook
Credit: Pub.Choir / Facebook

A third person said: “Besides the fact that the version of Kate's song was stunning, how brilliant to hear from her.”

While another wrote: “You make us all feel wonderful so it’s no surprise Kate feels it too.”

Brisbane’s Pub Choir founder and director Astrid Jorgensen told The Guardian that her manager was the first person to reveal the '80s icon had watched the performance.


“My manager called me and said, you’ve got to get home, Kate Bush has emailed. I ran straight back – I was literally running up that hill,” she joked.

Jorgensen first had to gain permission from Bush’s team to obtain a licensing request to cover the song.

Ten days later, the singer granted the communal amateur choir permission, to which Jorgensen said ‘even that was a big deal’.

She added: “I don’t think the younger generation is embracing her music in an ironic way – they really love it.


"That is what has kept her in people’s lives all this time anyway, this really strange, ethereal, beautiful quality. 

“'Running Up That Hill' is a bit more complex and layered than the average pub rock song that we usually do. It was a challenging night but the audience did an amazing job – they always do.”

Featured Image Credit: Alamy Stock Photo. Pub.Choir / Facebook.

Topics: Music, Celebrity, Good News, News, Australia

Charisa Bossinakis
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