Coveted spot as part of the prestigious National Children's Choir of Great Britain
FOUR local youngsters have each earned a coveted spot as part of the prestigious National Children’s Choir of Great Britain.
The National Children’s Choir of Great Britain was founded in 1998 by Lissa Gray, with a vision that talented young singers from throughout the United Kingdom would have the opportunity to work together, and enjoy making music under the guidance of inspired teachers.
There are currently 250 members from all over the UK, but only 57 members of the Yellow Choir which is for nine to 11-year-olds.
Denstone College Preparatory School pupils Isla Spencer, Sophie Tweddle, Pippa Ball and Will Brister, were selected after a rigorous audition which consisted of sight reading, aural and scale tests, followed by a performance of a song from memory.
Auditions take place all over the country and only a few places are awarded nationally each year.
Mr Jerry Gear, headmaster at the school in Marchington, commented: “We were delighted with our children’s positive auditions to the NCCGB this year which builds on the quite extraordinary success that we have experienced with the choir in recent years.
“For a school as small as ours to contribute as many children as we do to a choir that represent the best singers throughout the country speaks volumes about the strength of our school choir.”
The lucky four will go on to join three other current Denstone College Prep students who form part of the choir, Harry Fryer, Henry White and Georgina Baggaley.
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