Portsmouth High School’s choir takes to the stage with legends

IN TUNE The girls choir from Portsmouth High School sang Saturday Night At The Movies with The Drifter

IN TUNE The girls choir from Portsmouth High School sang Saturday Night At The Movies with The Drifter

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THEY are one of the most famous bands in the world and have been around for 60 years.

And now, a group of girls from Portsmouth High School have been lucky enough to sing on stage with The Drifters.

The group performed at the Kings Theatre in Southsea as part of their 60th anniversary tour.

To celebrate it, they visited 40 schools across the country and invited pupils to sing with them on stage.

The group has also launched a national competition which will see the best singers from a school record a song with The Drifters.

The students sung the hits Love Doesn’t Ask Why and Saturday Night At The Movies.

Zenouska Wisniewska, 11, said: ‘It was so much fun meeting them.

‘I was nervous but excited and I didn’t expect to have our own dressing room.

‘Being on stage with them was amazing and having the reaction of the audience, standing up and copying all our moves was fantastic.’

Marley Andrews, 16, said: ‘It was an absolute privilege to be given the opportunity to share the stage with The Drifters. It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience that I will always remember.’

Headteacher Jane Prescott, who was in the audience added: ‘For the school to be part of The Drifters’ Diamond Dynasty Tour was a wonderful experience for the girls and an equally wonderful experience for the audience.

‘The girls rose to the challenge of singing with a legendary band and really did themselves proud. Evenings like this make memories.’

Sandra Smith, of the Kings Theatre, said: ‘It was such an occasion and the audience were just having a great time.

‘They were with them all the way, singing, swaying their arms in the air and even dancing at the end.

‘The girls choir from Portsmouth High School excelled and had a standing ovation as well. It was a real diamond show. A real memorable evening.’

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