Harrogate pupils in Manchester concert

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All pupils from Prep 6 at Highfield, part of Harrogate Ladies’ College, travelled to Manchester Phones 4 U Arena on February 4 to take part in the Young Voices concert.

The youngsters joined 8,137 other children.

This was the second of three concerts in Manchester, also performed in Sheffield, Birmingham and London’s O2.

The children learnt a variety of songs, ranging from an up to date pop medley, a groovy Hallelujah Chorus, and a film fun medley, to Living on a Prayer, Mr Blue Sky and You Raise me Up.

A school spokesperson said: “The atmosphere in the arena, with 23,000 people was electric, and the children had a wonderful experience taking part in such a large event. “

Head of Music at Highfield, Clare Gray said: “This was truly an unforgettable experience for our children.

“They loved learning the variety of songs and there was great excitement in the build up to the performance, but nothing could prepare them for the feeling that singing in such a huge space, with a live band along with celebrity guests, could bring.”

Pupil Diego Roth said it was ‘the best night ever’ and everyone agreed it was the ‘experience of a lifetime’.

Young Voices is the largest school choir organiser in the world and currently organises over 14 capacity concerts a year in the UK & Ireland’s leading Arenas.

Each year over 2,500 schools, 90,000 children 6,000 teachers and 120,000 family and friends come together to enjoy music and celebrate singing.