Members of Solid Harmony took part in Peace In Every Voice at Southbank Centre on 18th July. They supported the event all day by chaperoning children and young people from across 16 East London Schools. They then added their voices on stage in the evening, singing a range music in many languages including Hindi, Indonesian, Twi, Arabic and Inuit, as well as English. Well done Solid Harmony!
It’s so great to see the legacy of this wonderful youth choir in action. Alumni Young Artists are now supporting NewYVC at Stratford Circus, running workshops in schools and beginning to gain enough confidence to organise and run local singing groups in the community. Two of our alumni members in particular are making great strides. Itoya Osagiede, now a professional actor and Mohan Dhar have been helping develop the bass section of Forest Voices choir We now have four basses, thanks them. Itoya also ran the trial project at Stratford Library assisted by Mohan Dhar and Abi Asante, funded through Newham’s Community Neighbourhood fund. The project was a huge success, with new members joining the fun every week as news spread about the best way to start your weekend! Congratulations to Itoya, Abi and Mohan. We look forward offering further training to these and other senior members of Solid Harmony, adding further strings to their bows!