Created: Thursday, 14 January 2016 10:00
Written by Tapiochre Website Management
Four years running for Moulton Primary; and again 65 children, as part of the Yr5 & 6 choir have been learning songs (and dance moves) in preparation for the Young Voices concert series. On Tuesday, we travelled to the Genting (formerly LG) Arena in Birmingham to take part in this huge event. Over 6000 children in a massed choir took to the stage to perform in front of an audience of nearly 10 000 with big names such as Laura Wright, Tom Billington, and The Beatbox Collective. It was an epic day, with long rehearsals, and a buzz of excitement gradually building.
When the lights went down, the magic really started and it was a spectacular 20th anniversary concert. Singing a Madness Medley, Pop songs, Gospels, Video Killed The Radio Star, specially commissioned songs and backing the artists for World In Union….and the UK’s biggest David Bowie tribute (a spine-tingling version of Life on Mars) made this a spectacle for all! The children have worked extremely hard, were impeccably behaved and were a real credit to the school. Many thanks to our parents, who have not only supported (endured?) the singing for 4 months, but came to the concert and cheered us on. I hope you enjoyed it.
After every year I consider the sheer amount of work it takes for everyone involved, and whether to take part again. 2017? Will we take part?... I can’t wait for the next set of music to arrive!
Young Voices will stage 20 concerts this year at large arenas around the country and provides an unrivalled musical opportunity for over 120 000 primary school children to perform all styles of music including folk, pop, rock and classical. It is designed to unify children from across the region, boost their confidence and provide lifelong memories for them and their families.
Videos and photos of the event can be found on YouTube (see videos below), www.youngvoices.co.ukand via the Young Voices app.