Scunthorpe Co-operative Junior Choir start the new Autumn term with a Five Star review from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival The Main Choir start the Autumn term flush from a FIVE STAR review at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The choir went on five day tour of Edinburgh from August 19th to 23rd - performing at the Palace of Holyrood House, Canongate Kirk and St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh. 40 children from the oldest choir (9 to 19 years) packed in three concerts to impressed audiences whilst also enjoying visiting some of Edinburgh’s historical sites, Fringe events, the Zoo and even sang at the top of Arthur’s Seat.This review appeared inthreeweeksedinburgh.com
Louise Rodger’s, Canongate Kirk, August 21st - t/w rating 5/5 “The standard is high – they are a former BBC 3 Choir of the Year – and this was an enjoyable concert. The children tackled the modern, upbeat programme with enthusiasm and polish.” She added: “A special mention for the two soloists who did ‘Popular’ from ‘Wicked and ‘Practical Arrangement’ from Sting’s recent album; they performed expressively and sang well. I especially liked ‘Alice’ – sung by the whole choir with lots of personality and gestures. They generated a welcoming, happy atmosphere and it was a lovely evening in good company.”
Choir member, Heather Brewster, said: “ I have been singing in the choir for nearly 6 years now. I have had the most amazing opportunities singing in cathedrals, castles, abroad and now at the Edinburgh fringe. Anyone who loves to sing should come and join us this term. We have a fantastic time together.” Musical Director, Charlie Rhodes, said: “I am so proud of the choir. They created a wonderful sound but also behaved like professionals as we sang at the various concerts in Edinburgh. These young singers I am sure will go onto achieve great things whatever they choose to do. The choir gives them confidence and life long skills. We are so grateful to have the support of all our parents, musical staff and local organisations to make experiences like this tour possible.