Young talent sought for new choir

PUBLISHED: 11:45 02 January 2009 | UPDATED: 22:49 15 June 2010

SCHOOLS in Honiton are launching a new after school choir for children aged 8-12 years old.

SCHOOLS in Honiton are launching a new after school choir for children aged 8-12 years old. The new choir is being set up by Devon County Council's Music Service as part of its Sing Up programme, and will be held from 4-5pm on Thursday evenings from 15 January, at the Honiton Community College in the music room.The choir is looking for children who are keen to sing and have fun. Matt Norman, from the Wren Trust who worked with all the Honiton primary schools last term, will take up the position of choir leader. Three concerts are already being arranged; the choir will perform at the Song Cycle celebration in March, the Honiton Festival in May 2009, and join the Honiton Junior community choir in a massed choir performance at the Devon Schools Mix on 24 June 2009, in front of 5,000 Devon schoolchildren. Two new songs are being composed especially for the performance of the joint choir.Councillor John Smith, Executive Member for Devon County Council's Children and Young People's Services, said: "During last year's Sing Up Honiton project our Music Service saw pupils really enjoying singing and performing to audiences and we hope that they will be keen to join the new community choir, which will have a repertoire from many different music genres. "The service aims to create a community choir which enables children from schools throughout Honiton to join together, sing, and above all have fun. News about the choir has been greeted enthusiastically by the local community and three performances have already been secured.


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