Chorus of children’s voices fills up the Kings Theatre

ON SONG A combined choir of children from schools across Portsmouth perform on stage.  Pictures: Sarah Standing (121042-3622)
ON SONG A combined choir of children from schools across Portsmouth perform on stage. Pictures: Sarah Standing (121042-3622)

THIS WEEK IN 1993: Nursery school for all three-year-olds

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HARMONIOUS singing filled a packed Kings Theatre as infants took to the stage.

Around 500 children from schools across Portsmouth all came together to put on a performance at the theatre in Albert Road, Southsea.

PERFORMANCE Youngsters from St John's Cathedral Catholic Primary School.  (121042-6334)

PERFORMANCE Youngsters from St John's Cathedral Catholic Primary School. (121042-6334)

Infant Voices was a week-long event that gives children in Year 2 the chance to sing together and perform on stage.

It was organised by the Infant Voices Committee.

Chairwoman Ann Larcombe said: ‘This is for the children to stand up on stage and perform, and we hope that stays with them for the rest of their lives as it’s a wonderful opportunity.

‘In a choir children get the chance to sing together and be a part of a team.

‘It helps with confidence building and their self-esteem.’

The theatre was packed out with proud parents, including Wendy Rickson, whose daughter Lucy goes to Northern Parade Infants School.

Mrs Rickson, 38, of Elmwood Road, Hilsea, said: ‘I really enjoyed the show.

‘Lucy had been practising for weeks and singing in the bath and in her bedroom. It was good to see her on stage.’