South Yorkshire youngsters join X Factor star to sing their hearts out at Sheffield Arena

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Thousands of youngsters will take to the stage in Sheffield next week alongside The X Factor star Lucy Spraggan.

About 35,000 schoolchildren from across the region and their music teachers will perform at the Motorpoint Arena as the Young Voices concert comes to the city.

Lucy Spraggan performing at the O2 Academy in Sheffield

Lucy Spraggan performing at the O2 Academy in Sheffield

Lucy will be joining about 7,000 children every night for the show which runs from Monday, January 19, to Friday, January 23.

It is the seventeenth year Young Voices has staged an event in Sheffield and this year for the first time the show runs for five nights, providing an unrivalled musical opportunity for thousands of primary school children to perform all styles of music including folk, pop, rock and classical.

Teachers and pupils practice the dance routines and learn the songs in their music lessons for many months before performing them in a show at their local arena.

Managing director of Young Voices Ben Lewis, said: “Every pupil should be exposed to music at an early age, whether the joy is singing, playing an instrument or loving the sound of music, the potential benefits are huge.”

This year’s event covers London, Manchester, Birmingham and Sheffield, giving more than 110,000 children from across the UK the opportunity to participate and enjoy the experience of singing.

Young Voices is the world’s largest children’s choir and tours have featured the likes of Katherine Jenkins, Alexandra Burke, Beverley Knight and Dionne Bromfield.

Tickets for Young Voices at the Motorpoint Arena are £22.58 from the box office and £23.65 including booking fee on 0114 256 5656 or visiting www.motorpointarenasheffield.co.uk