Choir Strikes a Note with Teenagers

  |  Published: Feb 7th 2014

Buckinghamshire's brand new youth choir is appealing for sponsorship to help develop it further.

The Voice Bucks Youth Choir is the brainchild of opera singer and choir leader, Fiona Firth and Tim Venvell, head of music at the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe, who felt so much young talent in the county merited a choir of its own.

The choir, made up of talented young singers between the ages of 15 and 23 from all over the county, gave a sparkling New Year concert on 4th January in the splendid Warwick Suite at Bisham Abbey. It was the culmination of three days of intensive workshops together, where the young people rehearsed music with a Christmas and New Year theme. The next course and concert will be in April and a concert is also planned for August in the new archive building at Waddesdon Manor. There are already plans for many other exciting projects in the future such as competitions and tours.

Susie Cook, 15, a choir member who lives in Great Missenden said "being in the choir is a really educational experience as it is excellent for learning about choral music"

Fiona, an experienced singer who has had a successful operatic career starring in a wide range of roles both in the UK and Europe, said: "Tim and I have been thrilled by the quality of the singers in the group, and the speed with which they learn and perform music is inspirational! We are delighted to be able to offer them an opportunity to really stretch their boundaries beyond what has previously been on offer to teenage singers in Buckinghamshire."


For further information contact, see the Facebook page or follow them on Twitter @VB_YouthChoir 

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