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Teen chorister takes talent to TV

SHE’S performed for radio and raised the roof at Symphony Hall, now Solihull chorister Alice Halstead will take centre stage on Songs of Praise.

SHE’S performed for radio and raised the roof at Symphony Hall, now Solihull chorister Alice Halstead will take centre stage on Songs of Praise.

The teenager -who sings with the choir at St Alphege Church - will be appearing on this Sunday’s edition of the BBC programme. It’s the latest in a string of performances for the 15-year-old, who last year won the Young Chorister of the Year competition - organised by Radio 2.

Having sung to more than a 1,000 people at St Paul’s Cathedral and lifted the coveted title, Alice has been in demand ever since. Over the past few months she has been performing up and down the country - visiting London, Ireland and venues closer to home.

But Alice has kept her feet on the ground and has to juggle the concerts with more common teenage concerns - she is a pupil at King Edward VI’s High School for Girls, Birmingham.

Songs of Praise starts at 4.55pm this Sunday. To find out more about Alice or her forthcoming performances go to www.alicehalstead.com.

l Listen to Alice sing one of her favourite hymns at www.solihullnews.net.

 

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