King’s Ely Junior pupil Sophia Garrard is singing with the National Youth Girls’ Choir this summer. Sophia, 11, auditioned for the prestigious choir in October last year and was successful in securing a place on its summer programme, which is taking place at St Hild and St Bede College at Durham University.
The highlight of the programme for Sophia and the other girls will be singing in the ‘March With Us’ concert being held at Beamish Open Air Museum on 18 August to mark the centenary of Women’s Suffrage.
Sophia is a member of the Chamber Choir at King’s Ely Junior and will be joining the wonderful Ely Cathedral Girls’ Choir in September. She was also a member of Cambridge University’s St Catherine’s College Girls’ Choir this year.
Head of King’s Ely Junior, Richard Whymark, said: “Sophia’s love of singing has unlocked a very special range of opportunities for her, and we have loved watching her achieve her musical dreams through sheer dedication and hard work.”