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TV showcase for Chester choir

Published date: 16 January 2014 |
Published by: Staff reporter
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CHOIR singers from a Chester school will be performing in front of the nation after being selected to appear on the BBC show Songs of Praise.

The all-girl Young Voices Choir from The Queen’s Lower School will be appearing in the semi-finals of the BBC Songs of Praise School Choir of the Year competition in April.

Girls from the school will battle it out in the competition with St Martin’s Ampleforth, Yorkshire; Llangennech Junior School, Carmarthenshire; Lindley Junior School, Huddersfield; Ysgol Iolo Morganwg, Cowbridge and Blackheath Prep School, London, during the televised rounds.

They will now go head to head to impress a judging panel including singer, TV presenter and classically trained musician Myleene Klass and renowned choral guru Suzi Digby.

Queen’s Lower School music teacher and choirmaster Margaret Corlett said: “Music is such an important part of school life at Queen’s and I could not be prouder of the girls for the effort they have put in to get to this stage.

“We have already won the Spirit of Christmas Choir competition with opposition from schools across Cheshire and Flintshire and we are also finalists in the Barnardo’s Choir of the Year.”

The competition is now in its 12th year on the BBC, with the semi-finals and final to be shown on consecutive Sundays this spring on BBC One.

Year Six pupil Freya Ainsworth said: “I’m really excited to represent our school in something so big.

“I was especially glad to do it for our headmistress Mrs Taylor, because she is retiring soon.”

Fellow year six pupil Mia Taylor said: “It is so great to know that we got through with competition from schools across the whole country – and it means we’ll be on television.”

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