Pupils from Belmont Grosvenor School sing at the UK’s biggest School Choir Concert

28 January 2014

Youngsters from independent prep school Belmont Grosvenor joined thousands of pupils from schools across the country to take part in the UK’s biggest School Choir Concert.

For the third year running, a group of 40 children at the co-educational school, based in Birstwith, near Harrogate, joined in Young Voices 2014 to sing in a mass concert at Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena.

Young Voices, the largest children’s choir in the world, aims to inspire and motivate young people and children and introduce them to music and singing. Since the event started more than 15 years ago, more than one million school children have taken part.

This year, the Belmont Grosvenor singers, from years 4 to 6, joined BBC’s The One Show Stacey Solomon who was performing at the event.

The Sheffield date was one of 16 concerts held across the UK. Songs pupils at the ‘outstanding’ prep school sang included Mr Blue Sky, You Raise Me Up and Son of a Preacher Man.

Headteacher Jane Merriman, who accompanied the pupils to Sheffield, said all the Belmon Grosvenor School youngsters had thoroughly enjoyed the event.

Headteacher Jane Merriman said: This was a fabulous experience for our pupils to work with world-renowned conductor David Lawrence and to perform in such a large arena. I am sure all of them have been inspired by the occasion and the memories will remain with them for many years to come.

Belmont Grosvenor School, along with its Magic Tree Nursery, is set in 20 acres of grounds just three miles from Harrogate, and caters for children from the age of three months to 11 years.

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