Grace, 10, joins National Youth Choir
Published at 00:00, Friday, 29 December 2006
A TALENTED young singer from Grange is getting set to take to the spotlight with one of the country’s leading choirs.
Grace Heap, 10, a pupil at Grange CE Primary School, is already making a name for herself in the world of music and drama in South Cumbria.
The daughter of Ann and Ken Heap, from Prospect House, Kents Bank Road, has been developing her performing skills as a student at the Cartmel Music Centre led by Judith Pool.
She is also a member of Stagecoach school of drama, dance and song in Kendal and recently took to the stage in the Christmas panto production of Grange Operatic Society.
Now she has been accepted into the ranks of National Youth Choir, passing her audition with flying colours following her nomination by Cartmel Music Centre.
Grace will be joining the Girls’ Choir North, the first tier of the National Youth Choir.
She is the latest Cartmel Music Centre student to make the grade at National Youth Choir level.
Grace and her colleagues have all been members of the Amici Singers, from the Cartmel Music Centre.
They include girls Jo Lawrence, Francesca Canale-Dow, Elizke Barker and Jaimelee Twigg, and boys James Thedham and Glen Giffney.
Mrs Pool said: “Grace is an excellent singer and she loves performing. She is now our sixth student to be selected so we’ve done very well and I’m very pleased for them all.”
Grace’s proud mum Anne said: “I’m really happy that Grace has been accepted for the National Youth Choir.
“She’s still only 10 and she will be singing with the girls' youth choir section.
“Performing is her main thing and it’s something she really wants to do.
”Grace has just passed her examination with LAMDA (the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) with distinction. And she’s also passed her Grade 4 singing exam.
“Grace will have to attend residential courses run throughout the year and appear in a number of concerts.
“The first will be a Sir Adrian Boult concert in Birmingham in April.
“There will be another course in the summer based at Casterton with a concert at Kendal parish hall.”
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
More Grange news
- South Lakes housing estate plan approved
- Store owner appeals to public after £25,000 jewellery heist
- Grange man accused of grooming girl for sex
- Loved ones remembered at Cumbria service
- New Grange estate proposal branded ‘vandalism of a public view’
- Cumbria sex offender pensioner due in court today charged with loitering near children's play area
- Cumbria fly-tipper admits dumping his old sofa
- High winds close outdoor exhibition in South Cumbria
- Cartmel Races - Betfair Barbecue Day 2014
- Cartmel Races - Totepool Cumbria Crystal Hurdle Day 2014
- Two race horses perish at Cartmel races in South Cumbria (16 comments)
- Consultation begins on £1.4m South Cumbria homes proposal (1 comment)
- Cartmel Vintage Race Night
- Barrow bakery has recipe for success
- Car stolen in South Cumbria
- Barrow and Grange venues for summer street gallery exhibition
- Cumbria chef Simon Rogan wins another accolade
- Concerns over application for 68 new homes in Cumbria town
- Grange care home residents given month to leave (2 comments)
- Police appeal after Cumbria collision between car and pedestrian
- Work on multi-million housing development in South Cumbria under way
- Cumbria women invited to Dalton, Grange and Ambleside events to "change their lives"
- Look for elusive bird in Cumbria
- Supporters prepare South Cumbria lido Lottery cash bid (1 comment)
- Social media crimes in Cumbria on the increase
Evening Mail homepage
ENERGY FOR LIFE 5.1k WALNEY FAMILY FUN RUN
Did you enjoy the Energy For Life 5.1k Walney Family Fun Run?
• Click here to pledge to take part in next year's event on September 2, 2012
Post 16 education
A new year - a new you
Light up a life