Hollygirt School’s senior vocal group will be donning their Santa hats and singing their hearts out for a chance to have their carols professionally recorded in a competition.
The winning choir will be awarded with an opportunity to have their Christmas song recorded and released for general sale, with all proceeds going towards Rainbows, a local hospice for children and young people. There are plenty of other prizes up for grabs too, including musical equipment and tickets for local attractions.
Head of music at Hollygirt, David Thompson said: “Everyone has been rehearsing really hard and getting into the Christmas spirit ready for the competition.
“This will be a fantastic opportunity for our group to perform to a general audience and receive critical feedback from an expert judging panel.
“Over the Christmas season our various Hollygirt choirs are performing in lots of different concerts, in lots of different venues. Last week (27 November) some of our junior school students performed in the South Square of intu Victoria Centre to raise money for WaterAid.”
Choirs from 50 Nottinghamshire schools will sing in front of an expert panel of judges, over two weekends at Wollaton Park as part of the Great Christmas Show. X Factor winner, Sam Bailey, will be part of the panel who will offer feedback to the choirs as well as judging the competition.
Pam Hutley, headmistress at Hollygirt, said that the school’s music department is going from strength to strength.
Pam said: “At the moment we have a lot of great energy and enthusiasm in our music department. Both students and staff are getting involved and it is events like this where the children really get to shine.”
The competition will take place at Wollaton Park as part of the Christmas Show on 5 and 6 December.