Ely student joins a national girls’ youth choir

Sophia Garrard of King's Ely joins the National Girls Youth Choir. PHOTO: King's Ely

Sophia Garrard of King's Ely joins the National Girls Youth Choir. PHOTO: King's Ely - Credit: Archant

Talented Ely pupil Sophia Garrard is singing with the National Youth Girls’ Choir this summer.

Sophia, 11, auditioned for the prestigious choir in October last year and was successful in securing a place on its summer programme, which is taking place at Durham University.

Head of King’s Ely Junior, Richard Whymark, said: “Sophia’s love of singing has unlocked a very special range of opportunities for her, and we have loved watching her achieve her musical dreams through sheer dedication and hard work.”

Sophia, who lives with her family in Ely, is a member of the chamber choir at King’s Ely Junior, and will be joining the Ely Cathedral girls’ choir in September.

She was also a member of Cambridge University’s St Catherine’s College girls’ choir this year.


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The highlight of the programme for Sophia and the other girls will be singing in the ‘March With Us’ concert being held at Beamish Open Air Museum on August 18th to mark the centenary of Women’s Suffrage.

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