One Voice has been established for 7 years now. The children’s ages range from our youngest Key Stage 2 children in Year 3 who are 7 to our Year 6 children aged 11. We are an afterschool club running approximately 1 hour each week. The children enjoy learning new songs along with music theory, terminology the skills needed to perform publicly as a choir. Throughout the year we enjoy performing at many local events such as The Kite Festival and Herrington Park Festival amongst others. One Voice choir are also regularly invited to perform at places such as Alnwick Castle and Gardens for the duchess of Northumberland, Lady Jane Percy. The children have sang for the Elderberries group which brings much pleasure to the elderly residents of Alnwick and the duchess herself. Sir John Hall is a great supporter of the Elderberries group and always complements the children’s voices and attitudes.
We have sang on many occasions for the previous Mayor of Sunderland, Barry Curran and his lovely wife. We always have the pleasure of their company on our music evenings at school and always sing their favourite requested songs. ( You might want to get your requests in now your Right Worshipfullness).
As recently as March 2016 we were involved in the City of Sunderland’s singing festival which was partly organised by Rebecca Pedlow on behalf of the Sunderland Music Hub. The choir were aiming to achieve a bronze or silver award but to our delight the performance level achieved was gold with feedback such as ‘You performed together as one choir, diction was fantastic and acappella singing was a particular strength.’
Can I please present to you ‘One Voice’.