A unique collaboration of young singers across Norfolk singing together in lockdown.
The virtual choir of young students from 30 schools across the county were bought together to sing one of the great wartime songs to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE day on May 8th 2020.
'When the lights go on again ' was originally written by Bennie Benjamin, Sol Marcus and Eddie Seiler and recorded and sung by Vaughn Wilton Monroe and his Orchestra during the 1940's
The Head of Music at Springwood High School, Peter Strudwick, has put this together with his choir director, Sam Ashby, providing the accompaniment.
Many of the students that performed in the piece are the children of keyworkers who are at school during the pandemic so that their parents can remain at work on the frontline.
The 30 schools recorded their audio videos remotely, abiding by the social distancing rule, and sent them to Peter. This is the result:
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|Music Arranger||Sam Ashby|
Springwood High School
Smithdon High School
West Lynn Primary
Walpole Cross Keys Primary
Heacham Infant & Nursery School
City of Norwich School
Norfolk Centre for Young Musicians
Lynn Grove Academy
Jane Austen College
Avenues Junior School
South Wootton Primary
Necton C Of E Primary
Churchill Park School
Ormiston Cliff Park Junior Academy
Norwich Young Voices
East Norfolk 6th Form College
Fakenham Junior School
Lionwood Infant and Nursery School
Drake Primary School
St Mary's Community Primary
St Martha's Primary
Woodlands Primary Academy
Access to Music
Edward Worledge Primary Academy
The King's School, Ely