Schools compete for title of best Glee choir

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SCHOOLCHILDREN will give American musical TV stars a run for their money at the Portsmouth Schools Glee Competition.

The singing tournament, which showcased 250 talented students when it launched last year, will see five teams battle for the coveted title of Best Glee Choir at the Portsmouth Guildhall on November 26.

Youngsters from Priory School in Southsea, Miltoncross, City of Portsmouth Girls’ School, St Edmund’s Catholic School in Landport and Crookhorn College of Technology are now all practising hard to be the judge’s favourite on the night.

This year, audience members will also be treated to the premiere performance of the University of Portsmouth’s Glee Choir as well as guest performers the Urban Vocal Group, made up of 11 to 19-year-olds from Havant.

Nick Coles, technical manager of the Portsmouth Cultural Trust, which runs the competition, said: ‘It’s going to be a great night for showcasing our talented students.

‘The whole event from the lights to the music and the scenery mimics the hit series Glee – the only factor we can’t control is that it’s not in America!’

Tickets cost £8 and are available from the box office on (023) 9282 4355 or you can buy them online at portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

Last year’s overall winner was Portsmouth Grammar School, while Priory’s Megan Lynford was crowned best soloist.