The highlight for our school choir took place this year on February 5th, when 29 of our boys took up the invitation to take part in Young voices 2020. This world leading event took place at the O2 Centre on the bank of the River Thames. Our boys were just a fraction of the 8,329 children who sang at the event.
We arrived early in the afternoon along with the flock of thousands of other school children all ready to practise. Throughout the afternoon our boys rehearsed songs and dances ready to perform later that evening for an audience of several thousand more. The performance included not only singing but some dancing and stage shows to watch too. The whole show lasted some 2 hours, although the afternoon’s rehearsal took considerably longer because there was much to learn and perfect.
“Young Voices”, which is a charitable organisation, stages the largest children’s choir concerts in the world. All funds raised from the evening’s event went to aid the Teenage Cancer Trust and no profit is taken by anyone involved. I am in no doubt that every boy, parent and indeed staff member who attended will remember this occasion for the rest of their lives and we are both proud and honoured to be part of this event.