Choir sings Take That's 'Shine' to give University of Exeter students a proper send-off

Exeter University's Chapel Choir has come together thanks to technology to give graduates a choral send off. Credit: University of Exeter Chapel Choir

It is something that they have worked towards for three years but for many students, graduating in 2020 has been a rather quiet affair without fanfare because of Covid-19.

The University of Exeter Chapel Choir wanted to turn the rite of passage into something special for the graduates and has recorded its own version of Take That's 'Shine' in honour of them.

  • Watch University of Exeter Chapel Choir singing 'Shine' for its fellow students

Arranger: Hugo Wickham; Video Editor: Simon Clark 

The song was a huge hit for the boy band - it was the sixth consecutive number one for the group and also won the 2008 Brit Award for Best British Single.

The chapel choir have performed 'Shine' as you have never heard it before.

People are more familiar with the choir members in their more formal attire. Credit: University of Exeter Chapel Choir

Normally the men and women would be singing in robes in the University's Mary Harris Memorial Chapel but this was impossible because of the pandemic.

Even though the members could not come together to record the song, they used the magic of video conferencing to bring their separate voices together into one performance - wearing their own clothes.

The choir has shared the song on social media, saying: