Choir goes to arena concert

Choir Sing :Rushden: South End Junior School, 'South End Junior School Choir with soloists l-r Taya Clarke, 8, Olivia Branson, 10, Megan Ashurst, 8, 'Thursday 29th November 2012

Choir Sing :Rushden: South End Junior School, 'South End Junior School Choir with soloists l-r Taya Clarke, 8, Olivia Branson, 10, Megan Ashurst, 8, 'Thursday 29th November 2012

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Children from a junior school choir were among the 8,000 singers who took part in a concert held at the LG Arena in Birmingham.

The 110 members of South End Junior School choir travelled from Rushden to the Midlands venue to take part in the huge event on Wednesday, December 5.

The school choir was set up two years ago.

Teaching assistant Anna Webb, who runs the choir, said: “The children were so excited about it.

“There was about 8,000 children there on the day. We were in the arena with all the other children, all singing together.”

She added: “We started running the choir about two years ago with just 20 children.

“We now have 110 children in the choir.

“Some of the songs we sing are quite challenging, but they have all been working so hard.”

The choir is also in high demand locally after recently performing at a local residential home.

They will also perform at a carol concert at Park Road Baptist Church, Rushden.

Young Voices is the largest children’s choir organiser in the world.

Concerts will be held at venues across the country throughout December and January.

A spokesman for the organisation said: “By introducing children to a wide variety of music and performance opportunities, we support and encourage everyone to learn, enjoy and share music and singing.”

Choirs from Earls Barton Junior School and Welton CE Primary School also performed in Young Voices concerts held in Birmingham this week.