Nelson school performs at world's largest school choir concert in Manchester

The Walverden Primary School children at the Young Voices event at the Manchester Arena.

Students from a Nelson Primary School enjoyed a recent trip to the Manchester Arena to take part in the world's largest school choir concert in the world, joining thousands of others to perform for a sold-out audience.

Playing their part in the Young Voices concert at the 21,000-capacity venue, the Walverden Primary School pupils headed to the Manchester Arena on Thursday, January 25th, joining almost 6,000 other children to perform as a single choir to an audience of family and friends.

"They sang a wide range of songs specially-selected to create a diverse musical repertoire all with the intention to introduce children to the widest possible spectrum of music," a spokesperson from the school said. "Everyone who took part said it was one of the most exciting and memorable experiences ever!"

For the past 20 years, Young Voices has staged the largest children's choir concerts in the world, with the choir on the 25th led by a seven-piece live band made up of some of the UK’s leading musicians and the internationally acclaimed conductor David Lawrence.

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