Schools from around the county are now just days away from competing in the first ever Great EACH Choir Off.
With all proceeds going to East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, the event will see pupils from a number of primary schools in Suffolk bidding to be the inaugural trophy winners.
Pupils from Finborough School, St Edmund’s Catholic Primary, St Mary’s C of E Academy, Hardwick Primary and Woolpit Primary Academy are to be judged by a specialist panel which includes twin sopranos Naomi and Hannah Moxon, better known as Classical Reflection from TV talent show The Voice.
An audience of at around 150 people is expected to fill St Edmundsbury Cathedral on Saturday 24th February.
Helen Lyons, a teacher at Finborough, said: “Taking part in this is giving children the opportunity to be part of a choir that helps grow confidence and self-esteem, as well as to be part of an event that raises funds for a great charity locally.
“The children will associate the joy of singing with that of helping those children more vulnerable than them.”
Natasha Brame, EACH Suffolk Community Fundraiser, said: “There’s a great buzz about this competition as it draws closer and the good news for everyone in and around Bury St Edmunds is that there are still tickets remaining.
“It’s a stunning venue, and there will be a raffle and cake sale in addition to everything else happening, so why not come along and join us for a great night of entertainment?
“The money raised from ticket sales will help us at EACH continue providing care for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Suffolk and the rest of East Anglia, as well as support for their families.”
Cathedral doors open at 6.30pm, with singing between 7pm and 9pm. Tickets are £10 and can be bought on the door.