Choir hits all the right notes

A CHOIR from west Suffolk is celebrating after reaching the latter stages of a prestigious singing competition.

Laurence Cawley

A CHOIR from west Suffolk is celebrating after reaching the latter stages of a prestigious singing competition.

The 35-member Voice Squad at King Edward VI School in Bury St Edmunds is among six children's choirs nationally to reach the category final of Radio 3's Choir of the Year.

If they win their category they could compete with the winners of the other groups - adult and open - live on television later this year.


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Choir manager at freelance actor-musician Birgitta Kenyon said the choir had never before reached this stage in the competition.

“The choir is really great. We've never got this far in this competition and it is a very hard competition. This is our biggest achievement to date.”

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She said the children in the choir - all aged between 13 and 19 years old - were very excited about the months ahead and were looking forward to competing in the category final in November.

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