Holy Family girls on top voice

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Girls from Holy Family School in Keighley have competed against the world's best youth choirs.

The 13 girls are part of the Bradford Youth Choir which took part in prestigious competitions in Birmingham and Wales.

They sang alongside 20 of the UK's best youth choirs at the National Festival of Music for Youth in Birmingham.

The choir, with members Keighley and Bradford, came away with the Senior Choirs Award for outstanding musicianship.

The following day, at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod, the competed he has choirs from Canada, South Africa, Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

They were placed fifth out of 16, only five marks behind the winning choir from the Czech Republic.

garon Foulds, from the choir's support Group committee, said the whole district should be proud of what girls have achieved.

He said: "The girls have continued to improve since their inception three years ago, they are now a truly world class choir under the direction of Christopher McElroy.

"In Llangollen in the girls performed wonderfully, and were a great credit to the City of the Bradford, the Diocese of Leeds and to the UK as a whole."

The Holy Family School students are Gemma Foulds, Olivia Martin, Anne Cockshott, Elizabeth Cockshott, Isobelle Hudson, Anne Brewer, Bonita Rimmer, Emily Brook, Harriet Chafer, Kirsty Groves, Rosie Marchewka, Sophie Spence and Hayley Nolan. All the girls go to Holy Family.

The choir's performance at Llangollen can be seen at www.llangollen.tv/en/clip/29.

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