Pupils from Dagenham perform in impressive Young Voices concert at iconic venue. Goresbrook School Choir wows audience of thousands.
Last Wednesday, pupils at Goresbrook School took to the stage at The 02 Arena, where they joined thousands of school children in a spectacular musical performance as part of Young Voices 2020.
Young Voices is an organisation that aims to inspire children to discover a love for music and give them an insight into the world of performance. Each year, the programme brings together thousands of primary aged pupils from schools up and down the country to stage group concerts in some of the UK’s largest performance venues.
Last week saw Young Voices come to London and on Wednesday evening sixty-eight pupils from the Goresbrook School Choir got their chance to take to the stage at The 02 Arena. There they joined over 8,0000 other children and a number of professional artists to put on an impressive musical performance in front of a sold-out audience of their friends, families and members of the local community.
From their excellent seats next to the band, the pupils from Dagenham sang and danced to twelve special songs throughout the evening, which ranged from Beethoven to Queen. They successfully channelled their excitement and any nerves to put on a memorable musical performance and even put into practice some new dance moves they learnt from professional street dancers Urban Strides earlier in the day.
Through the event, the pupils also got the opportunity to meet some of the inspirational solo artists they sang with, including Ruti, The Shires and Tony Hadley. The children heard from the professional musicians about their journey into music and watched as they showcased their musical abilities and expertly entertained the audience.
Brooke, a pupil from Goresbrook School, said:
“The concert made me happy because I saw all the other children being happy and smiling.”
Another pupil, Kaydee, added:
“It felt like a big family because we were all singing together.”
Dave Ellison, Executive Principal at Goresbrook School, said:
“All of us at Goresbrook School are very proud of the pupils who took part in this special event. Throughout the rehearsal process and during the concert itself, the pupils put in a lot of hard work and commitment and their enthusiasm really shone through. Our choir are fantastic ambassadors for the school and this was a wonderful chance for them to perform in front of so many people.
“Giving our pupils access to unique experiences like this where they can express themselves on a public stage and develop new and special talents is all part of how we deliver an Education with Character at our academy. It was also an excellent opportunity for our pupils to collaborate with their peers from other schools across the country in what was a fun and highly memorable event.”