Brackenfield Junior Choir - Award for Innovation and Performance at the Music for Youth National Finals

Brackenfield Junior Choir won a prestigious award for Innovation and Performance at the Music for Youth National finals held at the Birmingham Symphony Hall on Wednesday 8 July 2015.

Brackenfield performed a programme of World War I songs and a rousing medley to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Les Misérables. The performance was dedicated to Felix Powell, composer of “Pack up your Troubles”, who was the Great, Great, Grandfather of a former pupil and choir member, Charlie Parkin. The competition was hosted by Classic FM Presenter, Tim Lihoreau and adjudicated by Soprano and Conductor, Adey Grummet and Richard Forstick, Artistic Director of the British Council’s ‘World Voice’ programme.

Mrs Sowa, Headteacher said that she was very proud of the pupils for their hard work in preparing for the concert which demonstrated just what can be achieved when teachers and pupils aim high together. She added “Miss Leaf who is our Head of Performing arts, says she has had a dream come true with this performance at Birmingham Symphony Hall and now our fingers are crossed for an invitation to the concert at the Albert Hall in November.” Brackenfield received excellent feedback for their performance from the mentors who described it as ‘a very moving and involved performance that leapt off the stage’.