Schools’ choir resonates with Gary Barlow
A schools’ music hub in Liverpool was buzzing with excitement after being invited to guest star at Gary Barlow’s Echo Arena concerts.
The Resonate Music Education Hub based at Notre Dame Catholic College and led by Jean Tremarco got the all-important call after a recommendation from Culture Liverpool.
Ms Tremarco said: “When I received an email asking if I could supply a choir to sing with Gary Barlow I couldn’t believe it!
“I contacted Ian Congdon, Echo Arena manager, straight away but didn’t tell the choir as I wasn’t convinced it would happen.
“When Ian rang me the next day he asked if I was sitting down and then told me the amazing news!
“This was such a great opportunity for them and so deserved as they have worked so hard and dedicated so much to reach this far.
“We all enjoyed this experience, and got to know Mr Barlow of course! And yes, I am a fan!”
The Resonate choir is a collaboration of 18 Liverpool schools with the singers chosen for the Gary Barlow concerts aged 11+.
Resonate soloist performing on both nights Yasamin Zare commented: “Being part of Resonate Singers I feel like I have found another side to me.
“I am experiencing the importance of leadership and being in a community of amazing and talent singers.
“When I found out that my friends and I were going to sing with Gary Barlow I was shocked! I had no idea what my reaction should be.
“I felt that all of my emotions had crashed together and created an emotion that I didn’t know I could express.”
Jonathan Dickson, head of service at Resonate Liverpool’s Music Hub said: “These children are fantastic singers, they love to perform together, to make music together and I know Gary was hugely impressed by the energy and quality Resonate Singers brought to the concert.
“It was such a wonderful experience for the all young performers who after all the hard work and determination are outstanding ambassadors for Resonate.”