17 July 2016

The school choir were invited by Outreach Opera to take part in the opera "Hansel and Gretel" to be performed in the garden at Hoghton Tower on the afternoon of July 17th.

The choir performed as the childrens' chorus in the 3rd Act, where Hansel and Gretel turned the gingerbread children back into real children. During the rehearsals, (some which took place at Bolton University), the choir were asked to perform additional roles such as dancing fairies and moving gingerbread trees).

It was a fabulous experience to perform with professional singers (one of whom was our own singing teacher) and to sing in the open air on a beautiful Sunday afternoon with families and friends picnicking on the grass.

Well done to the students who took part.