Following the phenomenal success of the concert last Christmas which raised nearly £10,000 for CLIC Sargent, on Friday 9th December, La La Choirs will again perform ‘CLIC for Christmas’ at Exeter Cathedral.
For the second year, the event includes running a Devon-wide secondary school choir competition with the winning school choir claiming a featured spot in the concert on the night. Entries were invited from secondary schools all over Devon. The standard of entries was excellent and the panel had a tough job whittling them down to the three finalists.
The Park Community School, Barnstaple
High School for Girls, Plymouth
Teignmouth Community School, Teignmouth
The Park Community School were last year’s winners. Gareth Roscoe, Head Teacher had this to say about last year. “I can wholeheartedly endorse the Devon Schools Choir competition, held in partnership with La La Choirs. The Park Community School were fortunate enough to be the winners of this competition in 2015. Students and staff involved thoroughly enjoyed the competition and the opportunity to perform with La La Choirs and other artists at the finale in Exeter Cathedral. The benefits of the competition were shared across the whole school community with many parents, staff and students seeing and hearing our students perform. This is a great community event, raising the profile of making and enjoying music with the opportunity to perform in a fantastic venue. This has created many happy memories for our students (and staff) that will last for a long time. It was a privilege to work alongside Sam and her team during the performances. She is an inspiring individual who really brings music to life.“
Sam Abrahams, La La Choirs’ Musical Director said, “Park Community School were last year’s eventual winners but they face stiff competition again this year and the prize could go to any one of the three. I am looking forward to hearing them all perform live and I know that my fellow judges and I will have a tough, but fun, job ahead of us.
Music is such an important way for young people to be able to express themselves and singing, particularly in a choir, has so many physical and mental health benefits. I am always so excited to see these youngsters up on stage using their talents and even the choirs that do not get to perform at the Cathedral can be really proud of themselves for getting this far.”
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