Denstone College Preparatory School has once again succeeded in having two pupils selected for the prestigious National Children’s Choir of Great Britain. Georgina Baggaley (Year 4) and Harry Fryer (Year 5) were selected following a demanding audition consisting of sight reading, aural and scale tests, followed by a performance of a piece of music from their current exam grade pieces, from memory.
Auditions take place all over the country and only a few places are awarded nationally each year which makes this an even more impressive achievement.
Mrs Ann O’Brien, Director of Music at the school, has been training and entering pupils since 2002. Entry into the choir requires that the children have to attend two residential singing courses, the first being at Shrewsbury School during the Easter holidays.
Georgina and Harry go on to join three other current Denstone College Prep pupils, Milli Fryer, Henry White and Will Fenton, who all joined the choir last year.
Mr Jerry Gear, Headmaster at the school in Marchington, said, “Denstone College Prep School has a long and distinguished history in terms of choral singing and it is wonderful to see this recognised at a national level.“