Wembley date for Dunstable school’s young singers

Ardley Academy choir
Ardley Academy choir
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A group of children from Ardley Hill Academy in Dunstable will be singing on stage at Wembley Arena next month.

They’ve been successful in an audition to be one of the special stage choirs at the Voice in a Million concert on Wednesday evening, March 11.

Ardley has been chosen to be one of only five choirs on stage during the entire second half of the show, performing alongside singers such as Bars and Melody, the rap group which reached the semi-final of Britain’s Got Talent last year.

The Dunstable children, aged nine and 10, were entered for the event by their Year Five class teacher, Susie Bennett. She is thrilled that they did so well in the auditions, where they performed songs which included the chart hit All Of Me by John Legend.

“I think the judges were impressed by their personalities as well as their singing,” she said.

“It is going to be a really exciting, once-in-a-lifetime experience for the children.”

There will be a massed choir of 6,500 pupils at the Wembley event, which aims to raise awareness of the need for foster homes and adoption for orphans and other children in care.

During the show a song for Children United, sponsored by the children’s newspaper First News, will be recorded live and will be mixed with children’s choirs from around the world in countries such as Norway, Australia, USA and Uganda.

Nigel Wright, musical director of the X Factor and numerous Andrew Lloyd Webber shows, will be there on the night and will produce the final global track.