News BlogPosted on: 24/11/2017
Plant Mewn Angen/Children in Need CÃ´r Fitzalan Choir
Congratulations to Côr Fitzalan Choir for a hugely successful project with the BBC. Over the last term pupils have been working towards the performance of two songs; I’ll Be There and Over the Rainbow for the live broadcast on BBC Children in Need. Pupils represented the school in a most professional manner. The outstanding performances were conducted by our Head of Music, Mrs Morgan–Jones, who also arranged the backing track for I’ll Be There. Pupils from Whitchurch Primary and Ysgol Iolo Morganwg also took part in the performance; it was great to see primary and secondary schools working collaboratively. All three choirs were visited by Tim Rhys Evans MBE (Choirmaster of Only Boys Aloud and Only Men Aloud). He worked tirelessly with our pupils, who were thrilled to work with him as he was an absolute inspiration.
We would like to thank Sophie Evans (West End’s Dorothy) for visiting Fitzalan too, and we would like to congratulate Corey Beverstock, Ricardo Camara and Elisei Dodoc, for joining the choir, Only Boys Aloud as a result of this project. If you would like to see our TV appearances, they are available on BBC iplayer. The first appearance was aired on Friday 17th November on Children in Need between 7pm and 8:20pm, and then at 4:50pm on Sunday 19th November on the Big Welsh Show, BBC Wales. We are all very proud of the talent, diligence and dedication of the choir members. Da Iawn!