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Young Voices 2019

What a fantastic evening was had by all who attended the Young Voices concert at the Resorts World Arena in Birmingham last Friday. Our choir of 93 excited Key Stage 2 children, accompanied by 10 members of equally excited staff, joined thousands of other school children from across the U.K. to create a choir of over 6,000 children performing a shared set of songs with a live band to an audience of over 10,000 family and friends. The repertoire included medleys, such as a swing medley and a pop medley, new songs written especially for the concert, some familiar songs, such as ‘Viva la Vida’ and ‘We are the World’, and mash-ups of film scores from ‘Moana’ and ‘The Greatest Showman’. Not only did the children learn to sing harmonies, sing in two and three parts and sing in rounds, but also learned every word of every song by heart along with the accompanying actions and dance moves. Once at the concert the highlight for the children was performing alongside special guests; Beau Dermott (finalist on Britain’s Got Talent 2016), Sharlene Hector (lead singer with Basement Jaxx) and Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet) all performed at the concert with the children joining them as backing singers, and Urban Strides Streetdance Crew performed routines to their songs as well. One parent said, “I had no idea what to expect! It was amazing! What a fantastic night for us and what a great experience for the children.” Another commented on how the Lyppard Grange children stood out in the choir of thousands by knowing every word and every dance move, performing with confidence and enjoyment. Mrs Thorp said, “I am incredibly proud of the children. They have been rehearsing hard, twice a week after school since September, as well as practising by themselves at home and they have been really fun to work with. Their behaviour at the event, both during the afternoon rehearsal and throughout the evening concert, was impeccable, and it was an absolute joy to see them loving every minute of the experience. Having an audience of 183 Lyppard Grange parents was also wonderful; the comments received about the evening have been really lovely. It was a great evening where memories were created which will stay with the children for a lifetime; I’m already looking forward to next year’s concert!”

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