Schoolchildren to take part in Rotary singing spectacle

Children from primary schools in Banbury take part in the Children Singing for Children concerts organised by the Rotary Club of Banbury.' 091111E-C661 ENGNNL00120111014135706
Children from primary schools in Banbury take part in the Children Singing for Children concerts organised by the Rotary Club of Banbury.' 091111E-C661 ENGNNL00120111014135706

About 650 children from 27 primary schools in Banburyshire will take part in this years Children Singing for Children Concerts organised by the Rotary Club of Banbury.

Now in its 14th year, the concerts will be from November 9-12 at St Mary’s Church, Banbury.

They have raised more than £54,000 for children’s charities and this year will raise funds for Frank Wise School, Hope and Homes for Children and a schools project in Sierra Leone.

A fourth evening has again been added to this year’s event due to their popularity.

Fred Riches, rotarian and organiser, said: “The concerts involve a lot of hard work for teachers and Rotarians which is more than justified by seeing the pleasure given to the children and audiences; and we can help those less fortunate children as well.”

The children will experience performing with professional musicians and each school’s choir will sing two songs of their own choice based on a ‘One World Theme” and three songs including, “World in Union”, with the massed choir in the finale.

The concerts will also feature performances by young soloists.

Performances last for 90 minutes and admission is by ticket only. Tickets are priced at £5 and available from Fashion Fabrics in Parsons Street or by calling 01295 262764 or 01295 266728.