THEY sang their hearts out.
And the Lindley Junior School choir took home second place at one of the country’s most elite competitions.
The 60-strong choir travelled to Llangollen to appear at the International Eisteddfod Music Festival.
Choir director Alison North said: “It is a fantastic achievement. We never expected to do so well as the competition was really quite fierce. We were much younger than the other choirs from across England and Wales, as the age limit is up to 13 however our oldest was 11.
“We felt we weren’t really competing on an even level, which is why it is more astounding that we have walked away with second place. Just to be invited is such an honour.”
They had to submit a tape prior to the competition just to be accepted to sing at the competition, which is of a very high standard. The choir sang Be Joyful, as a set piece and their own song Winds.
The choir also have a busy calendar ahead having been invited to sing in the Association of British Choral Directors Gala Concert in Leeds Town Hall in August.
The group will be one of four choirs to perform in Bridgewater Hall in Manchester in October.