Musical Bassetlaw youngsters wow parents with live Voces8 performance

Musical children from primary schools across Bassetlaw wowed parents and teachers by joining acclaimed acapella vocal group Voces8 for a live performance.

Monday, 27th January 2020, 11:33 am
Updated Monday, 27th January 2020, 11:47 am

The show followed a day of workshop training in which 200 youngsters aged between 7-11 picked up tips from the group - who have played at venues all over the world from Tokyo Opera City to Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City.

During the special day the privately-run school joined forces with state schools from across the district to share skills and resources.

School spokesperson Leila Gold said: “It was fantastic - children from all over Bassetlaw were there and it was wonderful.

Voces8 with young singers in the chapel

“It was a massive turnout from the primary schools - with at least 150 parents from across the district.”

Headmaster Dr John Price told how over 400 people were seated at the school’s St Cuthbert’s chapel for the performance.

He said: “They had a great day - music is such an important part of education.

“For me the most important part is developing confidence and self-esteem - to see those young people get up on stage.

“From my point of view it helps develop the whole person - not just the academic side.

“It was great for us to be able to partner up with state schools and give them the opportunity to take part in some great music - I’m state-educated and didn’t have those kinds of opportunities.

“I’m trying to make sure the school is part of the community.”

Last week Voces8 also performed a live show with the school choir in the chapel packed out with over 500 people - as part of its music concert series featuring professional musicians.

Teachers, parents and grandparents of pupils as well as music lovers from across Worksop with no connection to the school watched in awe as the group took to the stage.

On Friday (January 31) the school will host its jazz night - featuring saxophonist Dave O’Higgins and his band as well as the college’s very own Bert’s Big Band.

As well as a licensed bar there will be a hot food buffet.

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