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Children to raise roof at choir final
11:42am Thursday 28th February 2013 in News
HUNDREDS of children will sing their hearts out tomorrow in the grand final of Bury Hospice’s school choir competition.
They will take to the stage of Victoria Hall in Bolton for performances in front of a panel of judges.
The finalists are the choirs from St Mary’s RC Primary School, Radcliffe; St Hilda’s CE Primary School, Prestwich; St John With St Mark CE Primary School, Bury; and Unsworth Primary School.
They secured their places after taking part in heats held at Radcliffe Civic Suite last week.
Sarah Brealey, the hospice’s event fundraiser, said: “The standard of the choirs has been fantastic this year and I am so glad I am not a judge.”
Each choir will have 10 minutes on stage to sing up to three songs, including I’ve Got Rhythm.
They will be judged by a panel consisting of Paul Jarvis, from Bury Music Service, Claire Warner, the hospice’s capital appeal adviser, and Maggie McDonald, Halle Choir’s vocal coach.
Up for grabs for the winning choir is a trophy and tickets to BBC Philharmonic’s family concert at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall in June.
All the pupils performing in the final will receive a chocolate medal and certificates, with badges given to all the children who have taken part in the competition.
The final will also include the debut performance by Bury Community Choir, a new choir funded by Bury Music Service mainly made up of people working for Bury Council.
The show starts at 7pm and tickets are still available, costing £5 for adults and £2.50 for children.
They are available at the venue, from the hospice’s shop in The Rock, Bury, or by calling 0161 797 1748.