On Monday 4 February, all of Year 5 and 6 and the Year 4 Songbirds experienced singing as part of an 8,000 string choir at the 02 Arena. This was part of the Young Voices concerts. We spent the afternoon rehearsing and then watched anxiously as our parents entered the arena before the concert started at 7pm.
We were singing with the lead singer of the Basement Jaxx, Sharlene Hector, winner of a Golden Buzzer at the 2016 Britain’s Got Talent auditions, Beau Dermott and (to Mrs Edwards’ delight) the lead singer of Spandau Ballet, Tony Hadley. We sang everything from old American folk songs to modern day pop songs, finishing with a Greatest Showman medley (introduced by Hugh Jackman!) We had the most amazing time – here are some quotes from the girls:
“The 02 was the most amazing thing I have done. I loved singing my heart out!” Jemima
“It was an amazing experience and such fun!” Ishani
“It was AWESOME – best day ever!” Riya
“It really was the greatest show!” Francesca