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Pupils will be hitting the high notes

Young singers will be aiming to hit the high notes in new choir competition being staged by local churches in Caerphilly this Friday.

All are welcome to attend the Aber Valley cluster of Primary Schools choir competition at Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhymni, Pontygwindy Road, Caerphilly, on November 6, at 6pm. Tickets priced £4 are available from participating schools.

The event which is being hosted by the Rectorial Benefice of Eglwysilan and Caerphilly will feature choirs from six local primary schools who will each perform two pieces – a hymn or religious themed song plus one of their own choice.

Each school will receive a monetary gift and small shield for entering the competition with an additional prize for the winning choir. All money raised will be used to enhance music provision within the schools.

The Revd Sue Pratten, assistant curate of the Benefice of Egwysilan and Caerphilly said, “The aim of the event is to provide a forum for school choirs to compete, show case young talent and be aspirational in character.”

The panel of judges is made up of Mrs Ria Joseph, the head of music at St. Cenydd Community School Trecenydd, alongside Mrs Ruth Greenaway-Robbins and the Revd Tom Bates who trained at the Royal Welsh School of Music and Drama.

Sixth form pupils from St Cenydd Community School and local talented singers will entertain the audience during the adjudications.

Among those attending is the Assistant Bishop of Llandaff, David Wilbourne.choir poster