Huddersfield Young Singers has a younger branch of the choir called Little Voices and I’m very honoured to be their musical director. Here’s an early blog post about when I started out on the team. We have grown in numbers quite considerably since then! HYS have entered the Music for Youth Festival for many years, but for Little Voices it was our third regional festival. I was delighted to receive an email in the April of last year inviting us back to perform in the national festival in Birmingham. Such a great stage and arena to perform in. All 35 children were beautifully behaved for the long journey both ways and took the whole experience in their stride. They range in age from 4 to 7! I on the other hand was extremely nervous! Haha.
It of course required a new dress, worthy of the Symphony Hall! I chose to run up the Butterick 6016 because of the beautiful back detail. A few sequins didn’t go amiss 🙂
We had an amazing experience and Little Voices sang beautifully. I was so proud of them and how hard they worked for such little people. The set included our own signature welcome song, written by myself with lyrical input from the choir, Mr Blue Sky by ELO…complete with L.E.D blue and yellow balloons!… and Frozen Heart from that favourite film!
We have just performed at this years regional festival along with the Juniors from HYS. There were definitely some teary eyes in the audience as they sang True Colours, and the Little Voices took the listeners on a journey around the world that included a song sung in French!…so fingers crossed and watch this space. Hoping we can head to Birmingham again!