‘Once-in-a-lifetime experience’ as students from Lowestoft perform at Wembley Arena

The new Benjamin Britten Academy of Music and Mathematics logo.

The new Benjamin Britten Academy of Music and Mathematics logo. - Credit: Archant

A choir at a Lowestoft high school is continuing to hit the right notes – after performing on a world famous stage.

The Benjamin Britten Music Academy choir is going from strength to strength. With the school in Blyford Road 'very proud' of the choir's performances on the BBC for Children in Need and at its awards evening and productions, they recently had the chance to audition to perform on stage at Wembley Arena as part of Voice In A Million.

A school spokesman said: 'We are very proud to announce that not only did the choir succeed in gaining a place on the stage, but were one of only four schools to perform on their own on stage with their version of Wings. The choir were also chosen to record their song for the official Voice In A Million album.'

Voice In A Million was set up in 2009 as a promoter of school/singing events, with an under-pinning message that raises awareness of the plight of children in care and the importance of adoption and fostering in the UK and worldwide. Celebrating its seventh year, Voice In A Million presents an opportunity of a lifetime for school children from all backgrounds throughout the UK to come together united in song and perform in front of their own family and friends and members of the public.

Head of Expressive Arts at the academy, Corinne Breen, said: 'This was an amazing opportunity for our choir. Not only did they perform on their own as a choir but they also learnt 14 other songs with dance routines. Hearing our children's voices at such a prestigious event was wonderful and the whole school community is proud of their achievement. The whole event was amazing and for such a good cause'.

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Voice In A Million noted the choir's musically ability and professionalism before the choir took to the stage. The Benjamin Britten choir includes students of all year groups and offers students' performance opportunities throughout the year. Year 11 student Ella Cunningham said: 'I couldn't believe my eyes when we walked onto Wembley stage.' Year 7 student Sonny Rouse performed the solo section of the choir's song. He said: 'Being chosen to sing the solo part was a wonderful experience and then to have the moment when I was part of a choir singing to thousands of people was a once-in-a-lifetime experience.'

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