Choir 38 rocks the O2 Arena, London
Performing as special guests on the ‘Young Voices Arena Tour’
Singing at one of their biggest arenas to date, Choir 38 shone on stage in front of 15,000 people at London’s O2 arena last week.
The show was the 5th of a 15 date tour with the organisation Young Voices, with performances at Birmingham’s NEC already under their belt.
The line-up also includes Randolph Matthews, an extremely talented vocalist with some serious beat boxing skills, fierce street dance group Urban Strides and the beautiful voice of Britain’s Got Talent runner-up Connie Talbot – and of course the Young Voices Choir, which was made up of over 5,000 children from local primary schools in the region.
Young Voices are the largest school choir organisers in the world and have been touring their concerts for over 16 years – involving more than 1 million primary school children in that time.
The organisation uses the very latest technology in light and sound, as well as top conductors and music directors to produce a mesmerising stage show. The music and dances are taught to the children at their schools via training DVD’s and CD’s before the thousands of local, energetic and talented children unite to form one large Young Voices Choir under one roof – creating a different super choir at each of their shows.
As you looked around the magnitude that is the O2 arena, you saw a sea of white Young Voices t-shirts all energetically dancing and singing their hearts out in unison – the children clearly enjoyed every second, none more so than when Choir 38 performed, cheers and screams erupted from the Young Voices Choir and audience alike as our children took to the stage with their full of life dance routines and beautiful voices.
The African Children’s Choir’s rendition of ‘Sing’ is a true highlight of the entire show, with the Young Voice’s Choir joining in on the chorus – it most certainly emphasises the lyrics ‘Sing it louder’ – it will give you goose bumps.
Ray Barnett, founder and CEO of the African Children’s Choir said about the arena tour “We were delighted to be asked to join the tour by Young Voices, and believe that the work they do, bringing choirs together, enriches and installs confidence in these primary school children, allowing them to enjoy an experience of a lifetime – Music is a powerful thing.”
As well as enjoying the thrill of performing to large crowds, Choir 38 have become firm friends with fellow artist Connie Talbot who tweeted a picture of herself and the Choir children saying “Can’t wait to see my friends again at the O2” to her 115,000 followers.
The concert has now moved onto Manchester, before travelling to Sheffield for shows between 21st – 24th. The tour will conclude back at the O2 Arena, London for three nights between 28th – 30th January.
For more information about the tour, or to book tickets, please visit www.youngvoices.co.uk