Guillemots singer Fyfe Dangerfield coaches youth choir
INSPIRATION from TV talent shows has seen scores of young singers sign up to take part in the county choir.
And extra help was drafted yesterday in from pop band Guillemots, with Brit award-nominated front man Fyfe Dangerfield dropping in to St Peter’s High School to stage a singing masterclass.
The singer was drafted in to the project through the choir’s vocal leader, Catherine Perfect, who is head of music at St Peter’s High School.
“It is a lovely idea to bring people together from all over the county to perform,” said Fyfe.
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“There are a few guys here who write so it has been a good opportunity to have a workshop for them and hear their ideas.
“It’s nice for me. It’s always good to work with younger people, the energy is always great. It would be nice to see the concert in December. I used to live in Cheltenham so I have a few connections in the area.”
The choir is building up to a Christmas concert at Cheltenham Town Hall in December, and is looking for more pupils from around the county to get involved.
Steve Legge, assistant head of Gloucestershire Music, hopes the choir will bolster its numbers to more than 100 in time for more workshops planned for October half term.
“So far, we have 60 students from 20 secondary schools,” he said.
“They are not necessarily the best singers, but they are certainly the most committed.
“Shows like the X Factor have had a big impact on young people wanting to come out and sing in public. Having somebody like Fyfe around, who they can relate to, from the music industry is very important.”
Willow Burden, 14, performed at an Albert Hall concert in October last year.
“There are so many people who love singing, it makes it fun and something we all want to do,” she said.
Ola Poroslo, 15, said: “It’s amazing to have someone like Fyfe around who we can talk to about music.”
For more information on the choir, visit http://www.gloucestershiremusic.co.uk/Learn_or_make_music/Joinfind_a_Gloucestershire_Music_group/Vocal.aspx.