The annual event had more than 700 participants and was organised by the GLF multi-academy trust which has 32 schools across five counties, as a showcase for its musical youth.
A huge amount of effort went into this year’s festival and the choirs and the staff working with them pulled out all the stops to make it successful.
Pupils from Cuddington Croft Primary School, Danetree Primary, Glyn, Rosebery, The Beacon, The Vale and Warren Mead school were among those taking part. Glyn School was also a venue as it was one of the five hosts.
“Hours of rehearsal and dedication came to fruition at the event when the choirs took to the stage and gave a fantastic performance for the audience and the other singers waiting to take their turn,” said organiser and music teacher Robin Langdon.
The GLF academy music festival raised the roof with outstanding singing and 25 schools were represented by their choirs - with singers ranging in age from Year 1 to sixth-formers in Year 13.
“The event, which is growing each year, was an opportunity for the schools to come together in clusters and perform together as massed choirs and it was brilliant,” added Mr Langdon.
Hazel Cornish, a year 10 student of Rosebery School, had her song ‘Outspoken’ chosen to be sung by the massed choirs as a special finale to each show which was performed in front of friends, staff and other pupils.
It shared the finale billing with Sing! by Gary Barlow, who found fame with Take That and as a solo performer.
The other festival hosts this year were: Cordwalles School, Camberley; Whyteleafe School, Whyteleafe and Aureus School, Didcot.
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