St Marks’ Young Voices raise the roof at the O2

Education: Secondary / Thu 29th Jan 2015 at 04:36pm

St Mark’s Year 7 sing at the 02 Arena

100 pupils from Year 7 at St Mark’s West Essex Catholic School, took part in Young Voices at the 02 Arena on Wednesday 28 January, joining 7,500 other young people in the largest young people’s concert in the world. They were accompanied by a full live band and backing singers, and internationally acclaimed conductor, David Lawrence, led the proceedings. Well known acts such as Urban Strides, MiC Lowry and Lucy Spraggan also supported the event. They all had a fantastic time!

YOUNG Voices is designed to unify children from across the region, boost their confidence and provide lifelong memories for them and their families. Many St Mark’s staff and parents were in the audience to enjoy their children’s singing and were justifiably proud.

With their teachers, Dr Natasha Coplestone-Crow and Mr Brendan McCarthy, the pupils had prepared for the concert by practising the songs, and the choreography, in their Music lessons. The programme included songs such as The Beatles’ “All you need is love”, and an Andrew Lloyd Webber Medley.

Here’s what Year 7’s thought of the experience: “It was a once-in-a lifetime experience. The compere described our singing as a “choir of angels”. Sophie Noble. Alex Badcock thought, “It was amazing to look around the huge arena and see thousands of young people all singing and doing the same dance movements at the same time.”

Dr Coplestone-Crow said, “ We are all incredibly proud of the hard work and commitment that our young pupils have shown in the last five months of preparation. They performed brilliantly and were a credit to St Mark’s. Now we are planning for Young Voices 2016 !”

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1 Comment for St Marks’ Young Voices raise the roof at the O2:

2023-12-30 19:48:30

Mr Brendan McCarthy was the worst teacher in the history of that school. He got sacked in the end.

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