Resorts World Arena, NEC
Wilson Stuart took part in the Young Voices Concert on Thursday 24th January and as usual we got lots of attention from the conductor, David Lawrence and the musical director Craig McLeish
To assist with the Young Voices’ mission to provide a musical experience for children that will inspire a love of music and something that they will remember for the rest of their lives – special guest artists are invited to take part in the concerts. This year’s artists were:
Tony Hadley – Tony was the original frontman of Spandau Ballet, earning himself the accolade of being one of pop music’s greatest vocalists and now enjoys a successful solo career, writing, recording and performing. Tony is a great charity supporter, regularly performing and raising funds in support of childrens’ hospices, medical research for sick children and degenerative conditions and small personal charities where his name can help make a real difference.
The pupils were really impressed with Tony, particularly as he came over to say “hello” to each of them – and he was a real hit with staff too!
Sharlene Hector – Sharlene Hector is a singer/songwriter, and has been the lead vocalist of Basement Jaxx for the last 17 years. During her career, she has worked as a backing vocalist with many famous artists, including Emeli Sandé, Tinie Tempah, Josh Groban and Michael Bublé.
Beau Dermott – On Britain’s Got Talent in 2016, Beau Dermott received the golden buzzer from judge Amanda Holden – taking her straight into the live finals. She may be just 15 year old, but her astonishing voice is already insured for £1 million pounds.
Of course our pupils are the real stars and they were all a credit to Wilson Stuart School, and of course they get very excited when they know that their family have come to support them.
Everyone is a close team at Young Voices and we appreciate the care and attention we receive each year. Both staff and pupils enjoyed a fabulous night !