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Young singers’ fantastic fundraising and masterclass

29 June 2022  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in: ,

Well done to Northern Youth Voices who have helped to raise over £2,000 for local charities. Under the direction of Debbie Allenby, the group performed at a concert at Tennants, alongside the Dales Community Pop Choir. A number of our students sing with the choir and we are so proud of their work. Both choirs had the most fabulous day and sang brilliantly, especially given the size of the space and the sell-out 350-strong audience. The young singers joined the Community Pop Choir for a song called ‘Harbour’ This song was written a few years ago in response to the Syrian refugee crisis, but is now also being sung in support of those who flee the Ukraine.

Northern Youth Voices has two groups, junior and senior. The younger members sang Price Tag (Jessie J), Count on Me (Bruno Mars) then finished with I’ll be There (Jackson 5). The seniors brought tears to the audience’s eyes by singing Supermarket Flowers (Ed Sheeran) and then the more upbeat Hold Back the River (James Bay). There were three beautiful soloists, including one by Elsa Wright, in Year 10.

The choir also recently took part in a singing masterclass with Mat Wright MBE, Musical Director of Barnsley Youth Choirs.

Northern Youth Voices is a choir for young people that puts singing at the heart of the community. The choir rehearses in the hall at Richmond Sixth Form College, on Monday evenings at 5:30, 6:15 and 7pm. If you are interested in finding out more about the choir then visit NYV  or facebook or email Debbie at:

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