Live radio date for school choir

Solihull school choir performs on Radio 4.

Solihull School’s Boys’ Choir recently performed to more than 250,000 listeners when they were broadcast on BBC Radio 4 following a visit to St Emmanuel Church in Didsbury.

Accompanied to the North West by head of choral music Oliver Walker and organist Peter Irving, the choir performed pieces including For the Beauty of the Earth by Andrew Carter and Gloria by Peter Nardone for two programmes – one live, and one pre-recorded.

The services, which were themed around God’s Kingdom and God’s Bounty’ also saw the 25 boys, aged between nine and 14, perform an additional four hymns accompanied by fellow student Madeleine Browse on the flute.

Oliver Walker said: “I’m thrilled that our choir was once again selected to perform on BBC Radio 4, and so early in the school year. As usual they were a credit to Solihull, especially soloists Joshua Kermode, Jacques Barker, Benedict Barker and Aymbujan Srijothy. This is only the beginning of what promises to be an exciting choral music programme for 2015/16 and we look forward to sharing details of further performances.”

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