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“Young Voices” Choir

 

Two years ago, a group of our children took part in a “Young Voices” concert at the O2 Arena in London.  This gave them the opportunity to participate in one of the largest children’s choirs in the world along with other schools from all over the country.  “Young Voices” have been organising concerts for 20 years and the performances are always a sell-out.  All those who took part agreed that it was a really exciting and memorable event.

 

We are hoping to repeat the experience in 2019.  The performance will be on Wednesday 30th January 2019 at the O2 Arena again. If your child would like to take part, he or she would need to commit to attending rehearsals here at school every Wednesday from 3.15 to 4.00pm.  There are 13 songs in total which means learning quite a lot of words by heart.  This needs to be taken into consideration if you put your child forward for this event.  Before making your decision, you can watch a short video on the “Young Voices” website to see what it is all about (www.youngvoices.co.uk).  You may also wish to drop in at the school office and take a look at the songs and words that will need to be learnt.

 

On the morning of 30th January, the children will need to travel by coach to the O2 Arena for rehearsals during the day.  The concert is in the evening so this means a late return to Warnham (last time, the coach arrived back at around midnight).

 

Tickets will be available for parents to buy if they wish to see the performance

(£23 each).  Last time, some parents made their own travel arrangements, whilst others paid for seats on the coach and spent the day in London before attending the concert in the evening.

 

There is no charge for children who are taking part in the concert.  However, we would need to ask parents to contribute to the cost of the coach, and your child would probably want a “Young Voices” T-shirt (price £12) which most children wear for the performance.  Please note that we would not want these costs to get in the way of any child taking part, so if this is an issue, please feel free to come and see me in the strictest confidence.

 

Please complete and return the slip below by next Wednesday 19th September when the rehearsals start.  We are happy to take all the children but please be aware there are a lot of songs words to remember and it is a very late night when we go to the O2.  We do this event every 2 years so the children in Year 3 & 4 will have another opportunity to take part.

 

We shall write again soon so we can book tickets for Parents and make a T-Shirt order for the participating children.

 

Tickets for this event go very quickly so we need to book the tickets for everyone as soon as possible.  The school will book the tickets, so we all sit together.  If you ask for a ticket after this time there is no guarantee that you will be sitting with the rest of the parents.

 

If you have any other queries in the meantime, please feel free to ask Mrs Keating or contact staff in the school office.

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

Mrs S. Kirby

 

Mrs S. Kirby

Headteacher

 

 

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“Young Voices” – 30th January 2019 at the O2 Arena

 

 

  • I understand that my child ___________________________________will need to attend all                             rehearsals and learn by heart the words to 13 songs.

 

  • I understand that my child will be travelling to and from the Arena by coach.  I am happy to contribute to the cost of this.

 

  • I understand that if I wish to purchase a “Young Voices” T-shirt they cost £12 each.

 

  • I also understand that parents will need to purchase tickets for the event (£23 each) if they wish to come and watch.

 

 

Signed_______________________________________________________ (Parent/Guardian)