Youngsters follow in Madonna’s footsteps

PUBLISHED: 10:18 17 February 2012

Drakes and Otterton School Choir

Drakes and Otterton School Choir

Archant

Two dozen members of the Drake’s and Otterton School Choir will sing to a sell-out audience at a venue which has graced international superstars, including Madonna and Take That.

They will travel by coach to perform a number of songs at Wembley Arena as part of a massed choir in the VIAM (Voice in a Million) concert.

The event is for charity, raising funds for adoption and fostering.

In total, 24 children, several members of staff, chaperones and parents will make the journey.

The choir has received funding from a couple of local organisations, including The Lions Club of Budleigh Salterton and Budleigh Salterton Carnival Committee. The choir performed at the Lions’ Christmas Party in December. Drake’s PTFA has also donated some money towards the trip.

Jean Thomas, choir leader of Drake’s and Otterton School Choir, said: “The children and staff are very excited about this unique opportunity.

“It’s a chance in a million to perform on the stage of so many great artists, like Take That and Madonna, and it will be an everlasting memory for all taking part.

“The children will have a rehearsal and a chance to meet some of the other choirs that will be performing before singing at the concert in the evening.”

0 comments

Other News Stories

Lifeboat volunteers have helped two men in difficulty on a sailboat near Exmouth today (Thursday, May 25).

Read more
15:46

The family of a man from Lympstone, reported missing, is appealing for information regarding his whereabouts.

Read more
14:14

Get your new ration books, available from Monday. On this week in 1944: Take a look at the extracts from the Exmouth Journal printed May 20, 1944.

Read more
13:37

Self confessed ‘mad hatter’ Terry Darville is to add some colour to Exmouth for this year’s art trail when he decorates a tree with more than 100 pieces of headwear.

Read more

Fire crews were called out today (Thursday, May 25) to reports of a kitchen fire in Topsham.

Read more

A traders’ forum for businesses in Budleigh Salterton has closed after five years.

Read more
09:55

A new book is to give readers a look behind the scenes of an Exmouth hotel during the 1940s and 1950s.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:30

A former Olympic bobsledder is hoping for a fresh run of success as she launches her innovative new business in Exmouth.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:41

A man whose evening drinking in Exmouth ended with his car stopped in the middle of a motorway has been banned from driving.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:39

A one-day art exhibition is set to take place in Budleigh Salterton on Monday (May 29).

Read more

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 19°C

min temp: 14°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel


Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications