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Singers Going For Gold At Olympics Workshop

A group of students are going to audition for the Olympics singing team after attending a vocal workshop at the Royal Opera House this weekend.

Connor Wilson, Alice Hill, Kevin Ogwang, David Graham, Andile Chiwuta, Molly Walker, Shannon Maynard-Phillips and Josie Murrie travelled to London yesterday (Sunday, January 30th) for the exciting event.

They performed alongside 200 young people from the area around London, starting off with a group performance and working on their projection while learning a number of different pieces from Africa, Eastern Europe and Detroit. 

There were a number of professional vocal coaches from many different backgrounds, including Motown and opera, who worked with the students in small groups throughout the day. 

Music Teacher Felicity Cornish said: "All the students were a real credit to the school, working extremely hard and behaving professionally at all times. 

"CBA students also made their own individual marks, with Andile demonstrating some singing techniques and Kevin and David each performing a beatboxing solo." 

Shannon said: "My favourite part was when we all got separated into different groups and we didn't know anyone in our group. We were completely out of our comfort zones and had to work as a team to make our song sound good." 

Josie added: "It was really inspiring listening to other young people singing together in small groups."

The workshop was held ahead of an Olympics singing team selection event in March, which all eight students are planning to attend.

To see film footage of the event visit our video section by clicking here.