Diocesan press releases

On air: Holy Trinity children show what they’re made of

A newly-formed children’s church choir has been given a starring role in a new series on BBC network television.

The choir at Holy Trinity Church, Aberystwyth, was only formed in June. But later this month, it will feature in the CBBC series Show me what you’re made of, to be broadcast on Wednesay November 21st at 3.50pm

The series challenges groups of five children to take part in activities which they have not done before and they came to Holy Trinity Church to meet a Welsh choir, sing a Welsh song and meet several young people who could explain why the language is so important to them and to the Welsh culture.

Children aged 7-11, of all faiths and none, attend weekly Friday afternoon sessions, when they are taught music and singing skills. The aim is for them to ultimately follow the RSCM Voice for Life award scheme.

Revd Mark Ansell, Vicar of Holy Trinity, is pleased “to see how much the children enjoy coming to the church to learn their hymns, songs and anthems. They’ve made a lot of progress very quickly, and we’re pleased with the way the whole project is going.”

Speaking of the children as a group, Mel Burgess, Church Warden of Holy Trinity, says “It has been great to see how well the children have melded and become a cohesive unit.”

David Cooper, Leader of the children’s choir, is “delighted to have had the opportunity take up the reins of the children’s choir.

“It’s growing and we now have a core membership of around twelve and look forward to the challenge of singing in the Advent Carol Service on the 9th December.