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Acclaimed British tenor supports Staffordshire school choir ahead of live stage performance

Acclaimed British Tenor Charles MacDougall coaching The Hart School's choir in a recent workshop.

Budding young singers at a Rugeley high school were treated to an “aspirational” workshop with an acclaimed British tenor to help hone their vocal skills.

Pupils from The Hart School’s talented choir took part in an “exciting” vocal workshop which was led by industry professional Charles McDougall.

The workshop saw the award-winning tenor, choral director and vocal coach give the school choir members an insight into the art of singing with a professional choir and worked with them to help improve their individual choral skills.

The event, part of the Voices Project by Creative Education Trust, of which The Hart School is proud to be a part of, was held ahead of a forthcoming performance by the choir at Stafford Gatehouse, so the pupils will soon be able to put their newfound skills into practice for a live theatre audience.

A fantastic and truly aspiring opportunity for pupils

Headteacher Miss Rachael Sandham said: “This was a fantastic opportunity for our pupils.

“A truly aspiring day for all of our budding young singers who embraced every piece of advice and thoroughly enjoyed the workshop.

“The choir is now looking forward to being able to showcase their honed skills on a live stage next month.

“Huge thanks to Charles MacDougall and the Creative Education Trust’s Mr Stephen Partridge.”

The workshop was arranged ahead of school choir taking part in ‘School’s Gotta Sing’ at the Stafford Gatehouse theatre on March 2.

The event sees school choirs and groups from around Staffordshire will come together to contribute to an evening of music and song – with each school allotted amount of time on stage to impress the audience and showcase their talents.

The Hart School is proud to offer pupils extra-curricular opportunities that celebrate and nourishes creative talents as well as continuing to nurture academic success.

The Penkridge Bank Road school, on the edge of Cannock Chase, has seen exam results increase year on year since it became a part of Creative Education Trust and is rated Good by Ofsted.

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