Youth choir ready to rock at national music festival

Young members of a Harrogate choir are warming up to give a top performance at a prestigious national music festival.

The Rock Up and Sing! Youth Choir has been invited to perform at this year’s Music for Youth National Festival in Birmingham in recognition of their original and exciting work.

They will be joining other talented young musicians and performing live in one of the range of musical events taking place at Birmingham Symphony Hall in July as part of the five-day festival.



Eighteen members of the choir, ranging in age from 12-18, will be performing and singing Radiohead’s spell binding Street Spirit plus a new, original piece of work to be announced, featuring talented young Harrogate harpist Megan Humphries.

Choir Director, Rhiannon Gayle said: “It’s a wonderful opportunity for our young performers to sing at the Symphony Hall and we are pleased that all their hard work so far has paid off with this invitation.

“Music for Youth National Festival is a great way for young musicians to share their talent, learn from each other and perform at a fantastic venue. We are thrilled to be taking part in this year’s and look forward to joining in this celebration of music and young talent.”

Regional festivals have been taking place across the country in the run up to the national event giving young people the chance to share and celebrate their music. After being selected to perform on the main stage, if the Rock Up and Sing! Youth Choir do well in Birmingham they could be invited to sing at the Royal Albert Hall.

As well as the Music for Youth National Festival Stages, fringe events and workshops are taking place across Birmingham from July 3 to 7.



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