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Pupils from Arnold school in fine voice at Carlton choir Christmas concert

Children from Burntstump Seely C of E Academy have something to sing about after joining the Carlton Male Voice Choir on stage at their Christmas concert held at St Paul’s Church in Carlton.

Head teacher, Heather Gabb said the children had been excited at the opportunity. “It is such an honour for us to be able to share a platform with such a renowned choir, and such an incredible inspiration to our own singers.

“The Carlton Male Voice Choir have been generous in letting us share their Christmas Concert and the children have risen to the challenge in great style.”

The children performed ‘I can see clearly now the rain has gone’ and ‘Let’s go fly a kite’ and soloist, Alex Youens, (age 11), said she had been looking forward to the show. “In my solo I sang Mary and Joseph and I enjoyed performing in front of my family.” 

Libby Mylechreest, 9, said, “I was very excited about this chance to sing, and my dad came to see me which helped me to feel less nervous.”

Eight-year-old Lilly Spencer age 8 said she felt the nerves too.

She said: ““I was a bit nervous too, but very excited. It’s not like we are on our own so it’s ok.”

Head teacher Heather Gabb, added: “The children have been absolutely fantastic. I can’t believe how they have managed; they hear everything you say to them and take it on board. I know they always give it their very best.

“The Carlton Male Voice Choir are a much sought after and busy choir and we feel very honoured that we were able to join them.”

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