Pupils at Harrogate independent prep school sing with Young Voices choir
Pupils from ‘outstanding’ Harrogate prep school Belmont Grosvenor joined forces with thousands of children from across the UK to sing their hearts out at a mass concert.
Members of the co-educational prep school’s senior choir travelled to Sheffield in South Yorkshire to take part in ‘Young Voices 2017’ – the world’s largest school choir concert.
It is the third time pupils at Belmont Grosvenor, based at Birstwith, Harrogate, have taken part in the national event, which involves them learning a selection of songs and actions – and singing alongside the 5,000 other children gathered at South Yorkshire's Sheffield Arena.
This year’s songs included ‘Five Guys Named Moe’, ‘Ain’t No Mountain’ and ‘Sing’ as well as a pop medley of hits including Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake it Off’ and ‘Magic’ by Coldplay.
Year 6 pupils Sofia Snowball and Mary Huber were two of the children taking part in Young Voices at Sheffield.
“It was an amazing experience – when the concert started, the arena went pitch black and we all had our Young Voices torches and everyone was waving them in the air. It looked so cool and was fantastic,” said the girls.
Young Voices began more than 20 years ago, and over the years children have performed with a wide range of artists from Alexandra Burke and Joss Stone to Gary Barlow, as well as raising more than £1m for charity.
Indepedent school Belmont Grosvenor and its Magic Tree Nursery, set in 20-acres of grounds just outside Harrogate, caters for children from three months to 11 years. Pupils have the opportunity to join both the Senior and Junior choirs, as well as a wide range of extra-curricular music and drama activities.