Press Release

Assembly Committee Celebrates School Choir of the Year

Session: 2009/2010

Date: Thursday, 24 June 2010

Reference: CAL 16/09/10

Pupils from Ballyholme Primary School Choir hit all the top notes as they performed for the Northern Ireland Assembly in Parliament Buildings today.

The Assembly Committee for Culture Arts and Leisure invited the choir to perform following the school’s recent success in the 2010 BBC Songs of Praise School Choir of the Year. The choir sang a selection of songs during the 20 minute performance, including ‘Purify my heart’ which they sang in the televised contest.

Chair of the Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure, Barry McElduff, MLA said: “The Committee was delighted to welcome Ballyholme Primary School Choir today and to hear them sing. The dedication and commitment of the pupils and teachers is clear and it’s easy to see why they were awarded School Choir of the year. The pupils are a credit to their school, their families and the community.

“The choir’s success and appearances throughout the televised competition were fantastic and today’s performance was equally enjoyable and entertaining. It’s great to see and hear young talent emerging and being recognised.”

Ballyholme Primary School Choir’s performance at Parliament Buildings was watched by MLAs and Assembly staff in the Great Hall.

ENDS

Notes to Editors:

The Chairperson of the Committee is Mr Barry McElduff MLA.
The Deputy Chairperson is Mr PJ Bradley MLA

The Committee has a further nine members:
Mr Thomas Burns
The Lord Browne of Belmont
Mr Trevor Clarke
Mr Billy Leonard
Mr Kieran McCarthy
Mr Raymond McCartney
Mr David McClarty
Ms Michelle McIlveen
Mr Ken Robinson

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