Young Voices 2019
Nothing can prepare you for the sound of thousands of children singing in harmony. Young Voices combines the power of singing together as one, with accompaniment from a wide range of musicians and artists, to create an amazing performance.
Every year, schools across the country practise music in class with their teachers to prepare themselves to take part in these massive concerts. With a full live band, backing singers and the internationally acclaimed conductor David Lawrence, it makes for one of the most exciting and memorable musical experiences you can imagine.
All the music is specially selected and arranged to give the children the widest variety of songs to perform. We also hope that by providing a diverse range of musical styles children will learn, enjoy, and gain a greater, fuller understanding of music. Children and teachers particularly enjoy the combination of dancing and singing, adding an electric atmosphere or - 'tingle factor' - to the concerts.
Singing in such a large choir means you don’t have to be a great singer – as long as you sing loud and proud you’ll have a fantastic experience! We would encourage any child who wishes to experience a massive, live music concert to consider joining us.
This year we are attending the Birmingham concerts at the NEC on Friday 18th January 2019. The event is open to children in year's 4, 5 & 6. This year the staff accompanying the children will be Mrs Hodder, Mrs Frise, Mrs Bailiss and Mrs Goode.
The Young Voices song pack has arrived and we're very excited already as it's a fantastic selection of songs....yet again. Music from Coldplay, Blondie, Kylie, The Bangles, The Cure, Moana, and a finale from The Greatest Showman!
A mixture of contemporary and classic music, with fabulous special guests - Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet) and Beau Dermott (Britain's Got Talent); it'll make for an amazing night. This will be Uphill's 5th year of participating, so we're experts at it now!
We will rehearse on a Tuesday afternoon for an hour and it will be an expectation that the children will attend as many sessions as possible. Children will also need to commit to learning the songs and actions via a CD and DVD at home so they can immerse themselves fully in the experience. There is a cost for the trip, including the registration fee and coach travel. We believe this will be around £29 per child. There are optional purchases of lunch at a cost of £3.00 and a t-shirt (including torch & wristband) for £12.00. If all options are purchased the maximum cost would be £44.00 per child. Children entitled to free school meals or receive pupil premium funding will be eligible to financial assistance for this trip.
For further information please visit the Young Voices website www.youngvoices.co.uk
The rehearsals are our first chance to see the huge arena and sing those songs we've been learning for the last few months. Its a long time for us all to concentrate but we give it our all!
We can't describe in a few photos just how fantastic this event is.......roll on 2020.
Application letters for current year 3, 4 & 5 children will be out in July. You really should experience it!!