Children lift their voices in harmony

Jessica CuthbertNarrogin Observer
Students from the Narrogin Primary schools
Camera IconStudents from the Narrogin Primary schools

Students from the Great Southern and Wheatbelt were warming up their vocal chords ahead of One Big Voice, a Perth concert in August.

The concert is Australia’s biggest children’s choir festival, bringing together the voices of thousands of primary school students from across the State.

More than 135 schools and about 7500 students are involved, including schools in Narrogin, Gnowangerup and Merredin.

Last week the three Narrogin primary schools took part in a rehearsal for the concert.

One Big Voice regional director Kiki McCormack said it was great seeing the students together preparing for the big show.

“It is a fantastic event, the biggest mass choir of primary school students in Australia and we want to get as many regional schools involved as possible,” she said.

“This year we have three Narrogin primary schools on board which is great to see and last week they all got together for a rehearsal and did a mini concert.”

She said some students from Narrogin had also been selected for solo parts in the concert.

“We are very much looking forward to our 20th anniversary event of One Big Voice and we are hoping the event will grow and more regional students will take part,” Ms McCormack said.

“It was amazing to see the students together last week. I think they realise that when they come together with other schools they are a part of something amazing.”

Students will perform at the RAC Arena on August 30.

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