Young Voices Concert 2019
28th January 2019
On Monday 21st January, we went to Birmingham for the Young Voices Concert. It was held in a big stadium and we were part of the biggest children’s choir in the world, of over 6500 assorted schoolchildren.
The special guests were Beau Dermott, Tony Hadley, Charlene Hector and a dance troupe, Urban Strides, who performed some numbers on their own as well as accompanying us on some songs. Beau Dermott performed Gravity from the musical Wicked; she also sung a solo in Fight Song, by Rachel Platten, with the choir singing the chorus. Tony Hadley performed Gold and Tonight Belongs to Us, also with the choir singing the chorus. Charlene Hector sang Rhythm Nationand You Gotta Be, again with the choir singing the chorus. All collaborated for This is Me from the musical The Greatest Showman at the end.
There was a huge variety of genres, from Musicals to Pop music to American folk songs. Being American myself, that one was certainly very interesting. I especially enjoyed the finale: a medley of songs from the musical The Greatest Showman. This was a truly magical experience.
By Zenobia Calhoun
Young Voices 2019
On 21st January, we went to the Genting Arena in Birmingham for Young Voices. There was a large variety of songs and music genres that we sung or were involved in. Over 6,000 people were there in total! Young Voices is the world’s biggest children’s choir.
It was an amazing night with loads of amazing songs and three special guests: Tony Hadley, Beau Dermott and Sharlene Hector. Tony Hadley sung the song Gold from his award-winning album True. Tony Hadley arranged a song called Tonight Belongs to Us which, in my opinion, definitely summed up the evening.
The songs we sung included: Thank You for the Days,Moana Medley, which were the songs How Far I’ll Go and Away Away from Moana and a Pop Medley. A few songs from Pop Medley were Strangers, Something Just Like This and I Wanna Go Out Dancing. My favourite song wasSwing Thing. It was so fun and the dancing was amazing, it was hilarious seeing everyone dancing together!
Andy Instone from the dance troupe Urban Strides choreographed the dances for the evening. They also found a way to get the parents and teachers on their feet and dancing (and sometimes singing) to some Michael Jackson songs.
Overall, it was one of the best nights of my life. Young Voices is so much fun and I hope that I can go again next year!
By Isobel Evans