THE Seaford College student turned into a singing star by Gary Barlow is taking to the stage again with the college’s chapel choir for a special charity concert.
Sixteen-year-old Holly Graham was chosen as the soloist at the sell-out concert in Bournemouth.
She was one of 20 choristers from Seaford’s five choirs picked to perform with Gary Barlow on his recent national tour in his jubilee composition Sing.
Despite being nervous at the prospect of singing in front of more than 5,000 people, the choir loved the experience and are thrilled to be performing again with the college’s chapel choir.
Holly and her fellow choristers will be performing a mix of songs from Mozart to Snow Patrol on Thursday, June 26 at St Nicholas Church, Peper Harow Estate, Shackleford at 7.30pm.
The event will raise funds for Surrey-based charity, halow – which helps young people with a learning disability.
Holly will be starting at the Junior Royal Academy of Music in September and has always loved music and the arts.
Before she started at Seaford College she enjoyed singing, but art was her main passion. She joined Seaford College with a music scholarship and took singing lessons with Sara Reynolds, head of voice and choirs.
Sara realised in the first six months that Holly had an extraordinary voice and encouraged her to sing in a classical style.
“Seaford brought out the best in me,” said Holly, “I had commitment, space and the freedom to choose what I wanted to do.
“My talent all came from me enjoying myself and the encouragement and direction from Sara. I know from the experience of family friends this is just what the halow project does for young people with a learning disability.
“The Seaford College Chapel Choir are delighted to support such a charity.”
For tickets to this one-off event, visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/seafordhalow
Anyone who would like to make a donation, refer a young person or requires further information, should visit www.halowproject.org.uk or call 01483 447960.