Astley pupils join 6,000 singers in choir concert

In fine voice: Astley pupils performed at the LG Arena Young Voices concert.

In fine voice: Astley pupils performed at the LG Arena Young Voices concert.

First published in Worcestershire News

FORTY-eight children from a Stourport primary school performed at the LG Arena in Birmingham alongside X Factor star Stacey Solomon.

Astley Primary School pupils aged seven to 11 went to Birmingham to sing in a choir of 6,000 children in a Young Voices concert.

Executive headteacher Simon Stubbs said: "To sing in a choir of 6,000 was a truly amazing experience. Judging by the sheer volume of the cheers, the children really loved the solo acts including Urban Strides dance group and, most popular of all, Stacey Solomon.

"I was incredibly proud of our children who pulled off a great performance and managed to sustain their energy through a long and demanding afternoon of rehearsal. But as always, our children pulled it out of the bag in the evening."

Children prepared for the event with weekly singing lessons and support was provided by a number of parents who also went to Birmingham to watch the event.

Young Voices is the largest school choir organiser in the world and organises more than 14 capacity concerts a year in arenas.

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