Now in its eighth year, the Feast of Choirs Gospel Concert continues to be one of the highlights of the Accent Music Education Hub events calendar. More than 800 pupils from 23 schools across Warrington and Halton joined in voice over two evenings of celebration at the Anglican Cathedral Liverpool on 6 and 7 July.
Led by lead Gospel Tutor Mel Birkett, and supported by Gospel Tutors Alison James, Callum Spiers and Jess Wood, the children performed a wide variety of items from popular classics to traditional Gospel song that they had been learning in schools over the academic year. The impressive venue was packed with an audience enjoying every moment including Mayor and Mayoress of Halton, Parents, Carers,Teachers, and VIPs including Senior Council Members.
The performers and audience were also treated to guest performances from CARJ Circle of Voices Gospel Choir, Love and Joy Gospel Choir, Norbreck Primary Academy Choir, Liverpool Harmonic Gospel Choir, Singer and Creative Arts Worship Pastor Chip Kendal and Beatboxing World Champion Bellatrix. Janice Pounds said “The Gospel Project continues to enthuse and inspire children and teachers alike, and to have this many pupils performing together as an ensemble is testament to the dedication, hard work and incredible talent that Accent tutors are bringing into schools week on week. What a wonderful performance from all of the pupils- well done!”
Councillor Jean Carter, Lead Member for Families and Wellbeing said “It is fantastic to see so many children singing together in such a prestigious venue, the engagement of children along with precise choreography was a credit to them and the Accent team”.