Special needs youngsters to join choir
4:29pm Friday 25th May 2012 in News
Eight youngsters with special needs are performing with a top choir this month.
The children aged 12 to 18 years old have different types of disabilities and go to school at Linden Lodge, Princes Way, Wandsworth and Elm's Court school, in Elm Park, Lambeth.
Some of the blind participants have been challenging themselves to learn music orally, as they are unable to read music.
The concert has been set up by the Music of Life Foundation, which provides performance opportunities for young people with disabilities.
Students will be performing in Temple Church, Fleet Street, which featured in the Da Vinci code film.
They will be singing with the Vasari singers, one of the UK's top chamber choirs and Katharine Manley, who has sang with the Glyndebourne Opera.
Ruth Montgomery, a deaf flute player, and autistic soprano Claire Dona, will also perform in the show.
Youngsters are currently rehearsing pieces such as Handel's Zadok the Priest and Mozart's Laudate Dominum.
An Evening of Sacred music is taking place in Temple Church, Fleet Street on May 30.
Tickets cost £25 and can be book on templemusic.org or call 07760 297051.