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Striking the right note: Kingston kids to star in singing festivals this month

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1,300 pupils from infant, primary and secondary schools across Kingston are coming together at the Rose Theatre for a musical extravaganza from 19 to 22 June.

Organised by the council’s music service, the Kingston Infant Singing Festival is on Monday 19 June and the Festival of School Choirs takes place from 20 to 22 June. 

Both events are a celebration of Kingston’s rich music heritage. The two-day Festival of School Choirs will see schools perform songs from the army bands of the 1940s to Eric Clapton and David Bowie, all of whom performed in the borough.

Cllr Andy Johnson-Creek, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Heritage, Arts and Leisure at Kingston Council, said:

“Our borough’s rich and varied musical history is amazing, and Creative Kingston’s ‘Records, People, Music’ project is a fantastic tribute to it. The infant and school choir festivals are going to be great, and the events are set to be one of the biggest celebrations of our musical heritage by local school children we’ve ever seen in the borough.

"I’d urge anyone and everyone to buy tickets – on sale at the Rose Theatre – and enjoy the sound of Kingston through the ages, as told by the borough’s next generation.”

To book your tickets, visit the Rose Theatre website

Find out more about the Kingston Music Service by visiting www.kingston.gov.uk/music.