Pupils to sing for family charity

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YOUNG voices will join together this Saturday and next in aid of family support charity Home-Start Sheffield.

Infant and junior school pupils from across Sheffield will descend on St John’s Church in Ranmoor for the two 4pm concerts a week apart.

The first features choirs from Nether Green Infant and Broomhill Infant schools, together with the Sheffield University Singing Society and Ranmoor Community Choir.

The second showcases choirs from Woodseats, Hallam, St Wilfred’s and Ashdell schools.

All the schools will be singing a medley of numbers from the musicals Oliver! and Mary Poppins as well as songs of their own choice.

Home-Start’s vice chair Barbara Walsh founded the concerts.

She said: “We started in 2007, so this will be our fifth year. At the time both my sons were singing in St John’s Choir and their director of music liked putting on concerts so the choir could perform.

“The church choir raised quite a bit of money for Home-Start and it was a lovely afternoon, so in 2008 we invited five schools to perform.

“Nether Green Infants and Woodseats Infants sang in that concert and have performed every year since. In 2009 we expanded to two events, recruiting new schools each year.

“We use the money to support vulnerable children and families right across the city.

Tickets are £5 for adults and £1 for under-16s. Call 0114 278 8377.