Natwest Island Games XVI - Jersey Island Games - a time to shine

Opening ceremony choir preparations begin

60 primary school children to sing at the NatWest Island Games XVI opening ceremony

Rehearsals are underway for a choir of 60 children aged between 8 and 11 who will perform at the opening ceremony of the NatWest Island Games XVI on Saturday 27 June.

Two children from every primary school on the island will be in the group, which will be known as The Jersey Youth Choir.

The initiative came about following a meeting in 2014 between the Jersey 2015 Organising Committee and the Jersey Music Service, and it is the head of the Music Service, Dr Graham Cox, who will lead the choir.

The varied programme will include Beautiful Jersey, which will be performed in both Jèrriais (Jersey's native language) and English.

Before their performance at the opening ceremony, the choir, accompanied by the Jersey Youth Orchestra, will perform at Fort Regent on Saturday 13 June.

Dr Cox said: “It is wonderful to be working with such an enthusiastic and diverse group. We are only in our second week of preparations, but already we have identified some fine voices and the youngsters are starting to bond into a cohesive choir.”

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Notes to Editors:

There will be an opportunity for the media to meet the choir - details will be circulated as soon as possible.

Further information will be available from the NatWest Island Games XVI Communication Team. Please contact Moya Fenoughty on 07797731629 in the first instance.

Published: 3/18/2015