Taking 80 children to the O2 in London to sing with 8000 other school children may sound like quite a difficult task... But, when the children are as amazing as our Young Voices choir, it makes it all very worthwhile!
The Young Voices choir have surpassed themselves this year, learning a wide variety of different songs since September. On Tuesday 29 January the children rehearsed from 2.30pm - 6 and then performed in the evening concert alongside a large number of other schools.
Highlights were the wide variety of songs - ranging from Traditional American medleys, 80's pop, Moana and the Greatest Showman. Singing with Tony Hadley (from Spandau Ballet) was another highlight - the whole arena shouting 'Gold' and the staff and parents singing along to 'True'!
The dance moves with the street dance group 'Urban Strides', lit up the arena - the children and adults all performing together was a real spectacle. Beau Dermott (from Britain's got Talent Fame) sang 'Defying Gravity' from 'Wicked' - which had a few of us in tears!
The smiles, laughs, energy and enthusiasm was incredible. The intense concentration on the dance moves (with some of our own thrown in!), not to mention the concentration on trying to spot their parents in the crowd, was amazing.
Rachel Clarke - Assistant Director of Music