SCHOOLS, colleges and academies in the area have been invited to submit entries for a ‘search for a star’ competition, hosted by one of the county’s longest established choirs.
Talented students in Kimberley, Eastwood, Langley Mill and Aldercar are just some of those who have entered Carlton Male Voice Choir’s annual music makers competition.
All entries, which will include musicians as well as singers, will be judged by a panel of choir officials and the prize is £500 and an opportunity to perform at the Albert Hall next April at a festival concert.
The winning school or college will also get £100.
The choir was founded in 1908 and started the music makers competition in 1998. Winners have gone on to perform all over the world.
Elizabeth Ynez-Tulsen was the first winner and urged singers and musicians aged 16 to 19 to consider taking part.
“Since I won the competition in 1999 I have never looked back and I have since been privileged to perform in countries such as Germany, France and America,” she said.
Choir president Colin Bailey, Nottinghamshire Police’s former chief constable, said: “What an opportunity for a local youngster to make their mark. The only real requirements are to be able to sing well or be able to play an instrument at high level and have the nerve and confidence to perform in front of a large audience.”
For details contact event organiser Keith Haley on 0115 910 7309.