Girl choir prepares to take country by storm

Nota Bella performing at Kenilworth School. Picture submitted
Nota Bella performing at Kenilworth School. Picture submitted

Vocal youngsters are preparing to sing their hearts out and wow the nation after being put through to national finals of a choral competition.

Renowned town choir, Nota Bella, has now reached the final stage of the National Music for Youth festival, and made it through to the selection stage of the prestigious Choir of the Year battle.

If successful, the all-girl group will go on to perform at the Royal Albert Hall and Royal Festival Hall for an eagerly anticipated grand prize.

And head teacher, Hayden Abbott said he was “delighted” with the girls’ success and prospects for the future after they were nominated for the distinguished awards.

“We are delighted that Nota Bella have reached the final stages of the very prestigious national competition,” he said.

“We are very proud of them and we wish them all the best in the competition.

“Regardless of whether they are the winners or not, their voices in harmony are truly amazing.”

The popular Nota Bella is made up of 50 singers from across Kenilworth School.

Conducted by Garry Jones and accompanied by head of music, Richard Marr, the group has already achieved success around the country.

As well as performing at the school and across the town, the choir travels to show off its talents all over the UK for competitions and ceremonies.

In 2013 they won the Warwickshire Choir of the Year competition and have been praised by staff for their ongoing commitment and performance to date.

The close-harmony group is open to all and involving pupils and students from all year groups and sixth form.

There are no auditions and all ages from Year 7 to student at Castle Sixth Form have been involved in making the group such a success.

The next performance will be at Birmingham Town Hall in July.

Performances and recordings of the choir can be found on YouTube by searching for Nota Bela.