Bolton School Senior Girls

Zara Joins Hallé Children’s Choir

  • Halle Choir Y7

This summer, Zara Kadva in Year 7 was selected to join the Hallé Children’s Choir and is now preparing for her first performance with the group.

“I first learned about the Hallé Children’s Choir in Year 5. I heard about it from my teacher, Mrs Holt. Singing is one of my favourite hobbies so she thought I should try out for it,” Zara said.

She first auditioned for the choir in the summer of 2017 while in Year 5 at the Junior Girls’ School, but unfortunately she was unsuccessful. However, she did not give up and when she tried again a year later, singing one of her favourite songs ‘Colours of the Wind’ from the Disney film Pocahontas, she was accepted into the choir.

Rehearsals take place weekly during term time and Zara has attended two so far. This weekend she will take part in her first six-hour rehearsal day. She said, “I’m not looking forward to getting up early, but the singing will be okay. It’s hard because you have to be so focused and you have to pick things up really quickly. We don’t spend six weeks learning one song, we have to learn it in just one day.”

She is really looking forward to her first performance with the Hallé Children’s Choir in December at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester.

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