Press Release – 26th June 2017

Local school’s singing talent

Once again, Denstone College Prep School has had 4 pupils selected for the prestigious National Children’s Choir of Great Britain. The National Children’s Choir of Great Britain was founded in 1998 by Lissa Gray.  Her vision was that talented young singers from throughout the United Kingdom would have the opportunity to work together, and enjoy making music under the guidance of inspired teachers. There are currently 250 members from all over the UK, but only 57 members of the Yellow Choir which is for ages 9 – 11.

Denstone College Preparatory School pupils Isla Spencer (Yr 4), Will Brister, Sophie Tweddle and Pippa Ball (Yr 6) were selected after a rigorous audition which consisted of sight reading, aural and scale tests, followed by a performance of a song from memory.

Auditions can take place all over the country and only a few places are awarded nationally each year which makes this an even more impressive achievement.

Entry into the choir requires that the children have to attend two residential singing courses, throughout the UK.

The lucky four will go on to join three other current Denstone College Prep students, Harry Fryer, Henry White & Georgina Baggaley.

Mr Jerry Gear, headmaster at the school in Marchington, said, “We were delighted with our children’s positive auditions to the NCCGB this year which builds on the quite extraordinary success that we have experienced with the choir in recent years.  For a school as small as ours to contribute as many children as we do to a choir that represent the best singers throughout the country speaks volumes about the strength of our school choir.”

For more information please contact Emma Warrilow 07789 926831 or Jerry Gear at 01889 562083.