Gareth Malone did it on TV. Mansfield, Scunthorpe and Barnsley have probably done it better than anywhere else in the country — and now it’s happening in Worksop.
On 8th January 2018, Worksop launches a new choir for children aged between seven and 18. The project is the brain child of a group of teachers and musicians (some retired, some still working in local schools) who are keen to do something special for the children in this area. All children who meet the age criteria will be welcome as the organisers have decided not to audition. The choir is being formed in partnership with the already well-established and renowned adult choir — The Ryton Chorale.
Assemblies have been delivered to many local junior schools and some of our local councillors are supporting the venture.
The music will be varied; the children will learn songs from West End shows, arrangements of chart hits, African Zulu music as well as some of the best classical music available to young choirs.
The organisers believe that music is a real tonic, improving people’s quality of life and this applies to children just as much as adults. Many children have beautiful singing voices but don’t get the chance to develop their talent further — until now.
The leaders of the Worksop Youth Choir hope to pass on their own love of singing and provide the children who come with a life-long love of music.
There will be a very warm welcome to all children aged between seven and 18, at Holy Family RC Primary School, Netherton Road, Worksop between 6.00pm and 7.15pm on Monday evenings, starting on Monday 8th January. The first three sessions will be free, and after these three taster sessions any children wishing to join will be charged £2.00 per week which will be used to purchase music, hire the hall, buy uniforms for the children and pay for other overheads.
Those of you who watched children’s choirs from all over the country perform on ‘Children in Need’ would have seen the Nottingham Youth Choir. Let’s hope that in a couple of years we will be seeing the Worksop Youth Choir as well.