Junior choir sings on YouTube

July 01 2020
Junior choir sings on YouTube

WHEN their VE Day anniversary performance was cancelled, girls from a junior choir went online to share their singing with the world.

Members of Junior Fascinating Rhythm had been working on a song about being a child during the Second World War. But the lockdown meant they would be unable to perform it to an audience.

To keep the girls singing, Kitty Davies, part of the team running the group, came up with some new lyrics and the renamed Covid Chorus was born.

The girls learned the new words, recorded their performances on video and Kitty pulled them all together for a video, which was shared on YouTube.

JFR, which usually rehearses every Friday in Iron Acton Village Hall, has 33 members, aged seven and over, from schools including Watermore, Elm Park, Iron Acton, Winterbourne Academy and Brimsham Green, and is the junior arm of Winterbourne-based Fascinating Rhythm.

It was started in 2011 by Fascinating Rhythm’s choreographer and assistant director, Wendy Howse and members regularly perform at events including the Big Sing, Iron Acton May Day and Proms in the Meadows.

Wendy said: “The girls work on many aspects of singing, including practising posture, breathing, diction, pitch and singing with confidence.

The ultimate aim is to bring the joy of singing to as many girls as possible, whilst improving confidence.”

Appearing in the video are Becky Griffiths, Rosie and Jasmin Wright, Izzy Cousins, Jess Page, Olivia Heal, Lillimay and Lottie Jackson, Carys Herdman, Anna and Elizabeth White, Eve Morgan, Evie Allchorne, Danielle Chappell, Emi Dunne-Squire, Eleanor and Sophia Pearce, Lily Howse, Layla Norris, Anna Southwell and Amelie Gibson.

You can watch and listen to the video on YouTube here.