Beijing Palace Children’s Choir visit Shrewsbury

A children’s choir from China were in Shropshire this week to perform with some of this country’s best young singers.

The Beijing Palace Children’s Choir dropped in at Shrewsbury School on Monday to take part in a concert as part of a national tour.

The National Children’s Choir of Great Britain is staying at the school, which is renowned for its music facilities and teaching, for a week-long residential course.

The two groups of young singers joined forces for a day of musical and activity workshops followed by a private performance in the school’s Alington Hall.

This included a joint rendition of a traditional Chinese song which the Beijing children taught the British choir during their visit.

John Moore, director of music at Shrewsbury School, said that the concert was a great occasion.

“It was a great honour for Shrewsbury to be hosting visits by two of the world’s leading children’s choirs – it was fascinating to hear them sing the traditional Chinese song together,” he said.

The National Children’s Choir of Great Britain choir will also be performing a concert on Saturday, August 3 as a finale to their Shropshire visit, hosted by St Chad’s Church in Shrewsbury from 7pm.

All members of the public are invited to attend and tickets are available from St Chad’s.

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