THEY are singing sensations!
And children from Lindley Junior School’s Choir are set to showcase their talent once again at Voices Now, a huge celebration of ensemble singing at London’s legendary Roundhouse next week.
The choir, co-ordinated by Alison North, will support the BBC Singers and the Latvian Radio Choir along with four other singing schools at the four-day event from March 24 to 27.
Voices Now will feature some of the world’s best choirs, over 1,000 amateur singers and new commissioned works and concerts will be broadcast live on Radio 3.
Lindley Junior School Choir, formed in 1999, was named Songs of Praise Choir of the Year in 2008. They have performed with Lesley Garrett and recorded a song with Aled Jones.
Alison said: “We are very excited by the chance to sing with professionals and other children who share our passion for singing. We feel honoured to have been selected as one of only five platinum schools to sing at this prestigious venue. It is a chance for us to Support Sing Up on a national stage and reciprocate their wonderful support for singing at a local level.”
Sing Up’s Awards Officer Kate Gibson said: “We are thrilled to have Lindley taking part in Voices Now. As a Platinum Award School they are Sing Up ambassadors, a role which they have fulfilled to perfection, inspiring schools across the country with their dedication to singing.”
Sing Up is a national singing programme aimed at putting singing at the heart of children’s lives.
Children at Christ Church Woodhouse are delighted to have their school named as a platinum singing school which will enable them to become an ambassador school.
The Sing Up Awards include silver, gold and platinum with the platinum award available by nomination only.
Christ Church is one of only 70 schools in England to receive the honour because of its outstanding dedication to singing.
The school’s singing champion, Gillian Hamer, said: “From the youngest to the oldest, all members of the team at Christ Church Woodhouse are enthusiastic in their singing.
“With access to a wide variety of music on the Sing Up website, there is choice and challenge for all tastes. What we endeavour to do at the school is enrich the lives of all through singing.”