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Talented choir makes history at Symphony Hall

July 10th, 2015

Creative choir members made history as they took to the stage of one of the world’s finest concert halls as part of a prestigious music festival.

Twenty-six singers and a trumpeter from The Grange Choir travelled to Birmingham on Wednesday to perform at the Symphony Hall during Music for Youth’s annual National Festival.

The renowned event takes place over five days, when 8,000 young people aged between five and 21 descend on the city to bring its world-class stages to life.

The Symphony Hall, Town Hall and Birmingham Conservatoire played host to all kinds of inspirational music throughout the week, from brass bands, steel pans and choirs to rock, pop, orchestral ensembles and folk groups.

The Grange Choir performing “Feeling Good” by L.Craig Tyson and Leonard Scott at the Music for Youth Festival

Joe Walton, choir director and music teacher at The Grange Monmouth Preparatory School, said: “The boys were invited to sing at this exciting event on the back of a strong performance at The Music for Youth Regional Festival, in Newport last March.

“It’s a great honour for them to be invited and it’s the first time The Grange has ever done this.

“I think this is recognition of how hard the boys have worked.

“The festival is a real celebration of music and the quality of the feedback the boys received was fantastic.”

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The Grange Choir performing “Can You Hear Me?” by Bob Chilcott at the Music for Youth Festival

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