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SuperChoir 2018 – A Roaring Success!

Below is an article about the recent hugely successful Devizes Rotary SuperChoir 2018 concert which took place at Dauntsey’s School on 11th July 2018.

The article was written by Carole Berry, SuperChoir Artistic Director.

It was a huge pleasure and privilege to direct SuperChoir 2018 for the Rotary Club of Devizes at Dauntsey’s School last Wednesday. This was the fourth annual event since SuperChoir was launched by composer and musician Simon May and this year 150 children from 6 local primary schools took part.

Congratulations to everyone involved in this incredible production! Massive thanks to all teachers and helpers and especially Devizes Rotary for making it happen, and to our brilliant soloist Jess Foord and accompanist Victoria Warren – you are all stars!

Schools represented:

  • Chirton
  • St Nicholas Bromham
  • Southbroom
  • The Trinity School
  • Urchfont
  • Wansdyke

The young singers were absolutely outstanding, especially as some were appearing on a big stage for the very first time. We opened the show with Katy Perry’s ROAR – and this set the tone for the evening as the packed audience roared back in appreciation!

Soloist Jess Foord is a former member of First Stages and it was wonderful to see and hear her her perform again. She carried the children along with her as they provided an exciting and enthusiastic backing for her performance of This Is Me from The Greatest Showman

I have loved working with these amazing people and especially seeing the children grow in confidence at rehearsals – their faces on stage were fantastic to see – and those gorgeous bright fuchsia-pink t-shirts!! I am so very proud of them all.  Their behaviour on a long hot day was immaculate, their performance onstage to a packed house very professional, and they are a credit to their parents and their schools.

Both Chris and I take away many happy memories of a perfect day which I hope we all share.

Our official photographer, Claire Allen LRPS, is busy editing hundreds of pics for us and these will be sent to the schools as soon as possible.

Thank you all so, so much – and remember, in the words of Simon May’s Leavers’ Song : ‘Au revoir means I’ll see you again’.

Much love,

Carole XX


SuperChoir participants receive a ‘little something’ for their school’s trophy cabinet

Children at Wansdyke Primary School and Southbroom Primary Academy recently received a token of their participation in Devizes Rotary’s ‘SuperChoir’, from Rotary’s President, Alan Martin. Now in its fourth year, Rotary’s ‘SuperChoir’ has provided the opportunity for primary schools to come together to sing some of their favorite songs.  Held at Dauntsey’s School, in front of an invited audience of mums, dads, and grannies and grandads, more than 150 children came together from five local schools.

At each of the schools, President Alan Martin invited the youngest and oldest members of their SuperChoir, to join him in front of the whole school assembly, to be presented with the 2017 SuperChoir award.

Ruby and Marie receive the award on behalf of their Southbroom colleagues

He said he was delighted to be able to make the presentations during school assemblies and hoped that the schools he visited, would be encouraged to participate in future ‘SuperChoir’ performances.

Wansdyke’s Isabelle Bishop and Cecily Surowiec receive the award while Lilly Strong. looks on.