School choir to sing with opera ‘rat pack’

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Sedlescombe Church of England Primary School Choir say they are “delighted” to be performing with ‘the Rat Pack of Opera’, Tenors Un Limited at the White Rock, Hastings, on Sunday, October 18, as part of their prize for winning the 2015, 1066 Choir Competition run by the Rotary Club of Hastings.

Mrs Ham, Head Teacher at Sedlescombe Church of England Primary School, who also leads the school choir for Sedlescombe choir says this is a massive event for the children. “As part of their prize they also win a shield, and £250 plus a recording studio time at Applewood Studios, she said.“They have entered the Hastings Festival for the past 20 years, and won the competition four times, as well as coming in the top four choirs every year. They have entered the 1066 choir competition for the past three years and were absolutely delighted to be the winners this year.”

Rotary club member Sue Day, said: “It is wonderful to see that a Hastings school has won the competition this year and the event at the White Rock will be a truly magical evening for the children.”

The choir is open to children 6-11 years who enjoy singing. There are no auditions and it is a fully inclusive choir for all children. They meet together once a week, after school, for 50 minutes, and have fun.

Mrs Ham added: “The choir focus on the enjoyment of singing first and foremost as well as doing their best and aiming for high standards. They go out into the community to sing to patients at St Michael’s Hospice every Christmas and sometimes in the summer. They sing to the elderly at Kings Church at their Christmas lunch party and locally in their village, to raise funds for the Hospice.”