Accent Music Education Hub (which represents Warrington and Halton Borough Councils) brought together 700 children from 22 schools from across Warrington and Halton to The Halliwell Jones Stadium to form a pop choir. The amazing outdoor event was supported by The Warrington Wolves Foundation and Score Creative Education.
Attended by Mayor of Warrington and Halton Borough Council the evening was compered by vocal artists and music tutors Tricia Mc Teague, Sue Quin and Azaria Wright. The children performed pop songs by artists such as Sam Smith, One Direction and Cool Bandit to an enthusiastic audience of family, friends and VIP’s who were on their feet dancing!
Janice Pounds, Strategic Lead/Arts Adviser for Accent Music Education Hub said ‘This is an exciting new project for Accent! We are really pleased with this first event it gave the children the opportunity to perform outdoors in an amazing stadium’.
Councillor Jean Carter, Lead Member for Children’s Services said: ‘It is fantastic to see so many children and young people actively engaged in musical activities, I was so impressed by the level of talent, music is such a positive way to support children and young people to become involved in their community and their learning’.
The children were given access to an online resource which helped them to learn the songs with head teachers and teachers in school and at home.
Steve Oates, Director Score Creative Education says, ‘The energy from the children in the stands was fantastic. When you consider that this was the first time they’d performed together, the sound they made together was amazing. We’d like to say a huge thank you to all the children involved in the choir, to the teachers who did such a great job preparing them for the event and to everyone who came along to show their support’.