For the first time this year we signed up to Young Voices – it was such a great day that we are already signed up for next year too!
Young Voices is all about inspiring children to find their love for music and gives them the chance to be part of something much bigger than just their school choir. Best of all, it’s absolutely FREE!
We started our Young Voices rehearsals (Junior and Senior) in September 2016 during which time we learned a wide variety of popular/folk/world/new and old songs.
At 10 am on Tuesday 17th January, 30 Young Voices singers and 7 adults left school on the coach for London’s O2 arena. First stop was lunch in the O2 at “Five Guys named Moe” (so chosen because it was one of the songs we were singing!). Then onto the afternoon rehearsal with the conductor and band, followed by the concert at 7.00 pm. At our concert there were 7295 young singers, plus dancers (to help us with moves and signing), and other acts (Urban Strides street dance group and BeatBox Collective – an amazing trio of beatboxers) who worked with us to put together a really exhilarating and entertaining evening. We arrived back at school just after midnight, tired out but thoroughly pumped up!
Our Young Voices singers have also sung this year at Prizegiving, at the summer concert and finished off the year with a concert to the elderly at a local home. Here’s the response we received from them:
“We would like to thank you and your pupils for their lovely performance. Our residents are still talking about it and thoroughly enjoyed every minute. We would really like to stay in contact and hopefully welcome you all back to Sunnybank House in the future.”
Next year, in addition to singing in school and out and about in the community, we will be going to the O2 on Tuesday 30th January. Rehearsals will start in September. Our Young Voices clubs are open to all keen singers in Y3-11 – all you need is commitment and a willingness to learn! Contact Mrs. Hastings to find out more.