Will Young Supports Wandsworth Council Concert

At The Royal Festival Hall

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Pop star Will Young is attending a Council-backed concert at The Royal Festival Hall.

The singer songwriter will speak at the choral concert 'Sing Inspiration! 2012', which features schools from Wandsworth, youth groups, community choirs and the igospel London adult choir.

The gospel-inspired event boasts a 500-strong choir from the borough, whose members are aged between eight and 80, backed by igospel's band.

In addition to the choir, the event will include performances from two new bands - one from Chestnut Grove School , in Balham, where Grammy and Brit award-winner Adele was once a student, and the other from South Thames College , which names Miss Dynamite as a past pupil.

Wandsworth Council has worked closely with local charity Catch 22 in order to stage the Sing Inspiration! show, which has been running successfully in different guises for about nine years.

Over a period of six months the singers taking part received professional vocal coaching from igospel's experienced tutors and musicians, and this is culminating in the concert at the Royal Festival Hall.

The council teamed up with the charity Catch 22 - of which Will Young is a patron - in order to give children and young people an opportunity to showcase their talents.

Wandsworth's cabinet member for education and children's services, Councillor Kathy Tracey, said: "We are very excited about the different elements of this year's concert - and delighted that Will Young has given it his backing.

"This year's choirs include pupils from primary and secondary schools, school staff, family members, and singers from a community choir and the age activity centre - an age range from eight to 80 encompassing singers from a myriad of cultures.

"Not everyone gets to perform on stage at the Royal Festival Hall. We want to give people an experience they will remember for the rest of their lives."

The event is sponsored by the council's Family Learning and Lifelong Learning departments and Wandsworth Music Service.

Igospel.uk is a highly experienced team specialising in vocal and music tutoring, songwriting, audio production and event management.

The team has worked across London for a number of years engaging schools and youth groups - making a real difference to thousands of young people. It is the council's seventh consecutive year working with igospel.

Sing Inspiration! 2012: Wandsworth & the igospel London adult choir starts at 7pm. Tickets cost £16, plus a £1.75 booking fee - although Southbank Centre members do not have to pay the booking fee. Concessions are available for family and friends of performers.

Click here to book tickets or to learn more about the concert.

The schools involved in Sing Inspiration! 2012: Wandsworth & the igospel London adult choir are:

  • Chesterton Primary School , in Battersea
  • Earlsfield Primary School
  • Smallwood Primary School , in Tooting
  • St Anne's Primary School, in Wandsworth
  • Westbridge Primary School , in Battersea
  • St Cecilia's C of E School, in Wandsworth
  • Southfields Community College

The choir also features members of The Professional Centre Community Choir, in Tooting, and Hestia Age Activity Centre, also in Tooting.

March 8, 2012