Welcome to the Young Voices Choir page. I am Mrs Hartley and would like to tell you a little about our choir.
We meet every Tuesday in the year 5 classroom from 3.30 - 4.30 where the children (and adults) practise the songs and dance moves ready to perform in the arena on concert day.
On the day of the concert we leave school after lunch and travel to Manchester by coach (which is provided by Friends of Ashleigh). Once at the arena it's rehearsal time with 6500 other children and our guest stars before breaking for tea.
The audience can arrive from 6pm and then it's lights down and the largest school choir in the world begins. It is a truly amazing experience for both children and staff and I hope the audience.
All too soon the concert is over and we return to school tired but usually very happy.
Then the wait for next years music pack begins...
Song Lyrics for the 2019 concert
We have registered for the concert in 2019. The date we will be attending is Tuesday 12th February 2019. We will start rehearsals on Tuesday 11th or Tuesday 18th September 2018, these will take place in the hall straight after school and finish at 4:30. Please collect your children from the reception class gates.
We had an amazing time at the Manchester Arena, the children were a real credit to our school and to their parents. Below are a few photographs from the night. Roll on next year.
Thursday January 25th 2018
I know some of you will have concerns about us performing at the Manchester Arena in light of what happened there earlier this year. I received this letter from Young Voices and thought I would share it with you.
Young Voices at Manchester Arena
We hope you had a lovely summer holiday.
In light of events at Manchester Arena earlier this year we have been working hard on safety procedures.
Manchester Arena has been in consultation with Greater Manchester security and emergency services to review and augment the security measures at the arena. As a result of this we have introduced the following:
- Enhanced security and bag checks so please advise parents to arrive as early as possible to avoid delays on entry to the arena.
- Consultation with Greater Manchester Police, British Transport Police and Manchester City Council
- Reduced running time for the event to reduce congestion on departure
- Increased screening of accreditation for Teachers, Assistants and Chaperones on arrival.
- Tickets to the event will only be available via the participating schools
In addition to the above, the Young Voices team will be working alongside Manchester Arena and it’s partners to develop a bespoke event plan containing detailed arrival and egress information for our concerts that take place in early 2018. All of this information will be provided to schools in due course and with ample time before the events.
Hope to see you soon. Best wishes from the YV Team
Young Voices 2018 - it's going to be amazing!
Rehearsals for Young Voices 2018 will begin on TUESDAY 19th SEPTEMBER in the school hall. Practice will be from 3.30 - 4.30. Please collect your child from the ramp by the kitchen.
Below is the link to the lyrics we will be performing at the 2018 concert on Thursday 25th January. Please encourage your child to learn these. The children will also be bringing home a lyric sheet. Please keep these at home for the children to practise from. The children will need to know the lyrics as they are not allowed to take them to the concert.
Below are the youtube videos of the songs. Africa is missing but as soon as it becomes available I will add it. Happy singing. :)
I have received news that the new song pack for 2018 will be here before we finish for summer. The countdown has begun.
Just to let you know. We have registered for Young Voices 2018. It appears that our concert will be on Thursday 25th January 2018.
I am so proud of all the children. They performed brilliantly at the concert and they all seemed to have a fabulous time.
I have registered our interest for the next concert so roll on June when I will get the 2018 music pack.
Thank you to all the parents for your continued support it is appreciated.
The children are working hard to learn the songs. We only have 11 practices left before the concert, (allowing for the Christmas break and we will not be practicing on 6th, 13th &20th December), so can you please encourage your fantastic singers to learn all the words. We will be learning the actions to the songs during rehearsals and you can practice at home by following the links below.
The children are doing really well learning all the songs and dance moves. Today (29th November) will be our last rehearsal befor Christmas, we will begin again on 10th January.
Rehearsals will be starting on Tuesday 20th September. Remember to return your permission slip. Have a look at the songs for 2017 below. :)
It's arrived!! The new pack is a great mix of rock, pop and folk music, there's lots to get our teeth into. Rehearsals start again in September.
What can I say. The concert on Wednesday was amazing all the children were a credit to our school. They sang their hearts out. Thank you to the parents for their support. I will post photographs later this week.
I thought I'd share some photographs from last year's concert.