Wow, wow, Wow!! Mrs Soutby, Mrs Meek, Mr Farnell, Mr Elliot and I took choir to Sheffield Arena to perform as part of a choir of 5123 children in the Young Voices concert this week. Young Voices combines the power of singing together as one, with accompaniment from a wide range of musicians and artists, to create an amazing performance. Nothing can prepare you for the sound of thousands of children singing in harmony; it certainly was an unforgettable event for all the right reasons – high energy, high quality, entertaining and lots of fun.
Every year, schools across the country practise the Young Voices music in school to prepare themselves to take part in these massive concerts. With a full live band, backing singers and the internationally acclaimed conductor David Lawrence, it makes for a most exciting and truly memorable musical experience.
Our children rose BRILLIANTLY to the significant challenge of learning the many, many words to the songs in the Young Voices 2017 programme – choir’s commitment and hard work toward this project and towards their singing in general this year been superb. At the same time as preparing for Young Voices, choir were also learning additional song words to contribute so beautifully to our school Christmas performances, AND to sing at Harewood on Christmas eve. (See school website for a wonderful letter of thanks, and congratulations to the choir, from Cllr Ryan Stephenson, for their Christmas eve performance).
A HUGE THANK YOU TO MRS SOUTHBY, MRS MEEK AND MR FARNELL WHO HAVE WORKED TIRELESSLY WITH THE CHOIR SINCE SEPTEMBER IN PREPARATION FOR THIS SPECTACULAR EVENING; we are incredibly grateful for their time, energy, hard work and commitment.