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Bromsgrove choir hits notes in big competition

Bromsgrove choir hits notes in big competition Bromsgrove choir hits notes in big competition
FCA’s Bromsgrove-based head office choir ‘Central Voices’ at the Big Sing Off 2015 at Chateau Impney. (s)
Updated: 2:01 pm, May 30, 2015

A BROMSGROVE choir has hit all the high notes in the Big Sing Off competition.

The Kids from the Mids competed with 14 other choirs, made up of foster carers, staff and looked after children from Bromsgrove-based Foster Care Associates (FCA) in the national singing competition at Chateau Impney in Droitwich.

Choirs wowed judges and the 600-strong audience with interpretations of ‘songs from the movies’ – the theme of the competition.

Classical soprano Claire Delaney and Adam Treadaway, assistant conductor with The National Youth Choirs of Great Britain, led a standing ovation for the Midlands choir’s rendition of songs from Disney’s The Jungle Book.

Although the group did not take home the winning title, all judges agreed it was one of the most colourful and energetic.

Kate Taylor, from FCA Midlands and choir master for the event, said: “I’m extremely proud of everyone in the choir.

“It has been a really positive and at times quite emotional experience for the young people, carers and staff involved.

“We look forward to competing at this event each year, and although we didn’t win, the event was a wonderful celebration of the great things we do at FCA for our staff, carers and children they look after.”

Judge Daniel Thomas added: “Having been lucky enough to be a judge at this year’s event it was a tremendously positive experience.

“The ‘Kids from the Mids’ enthusiastic performance and musical interpretation really stood out, and certainly had the audience on their feet.”

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