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The search for a boy treble to sing Walking in the Air is on!

Nottingham Trent University Choir is searching for a boy treble to sing the iconic song ‘Walking in the Air’ at its concert of Raymond Briggs’ classic story The Snowman.

Nottingham Trent University Choir will hold auditions in a search for a boy treble to perform 'Walking in the air' this winter.

Auditions will be held in November, and producers will be looking for a young, male singer aged 9 or over from Nottinghamshire that is comfortable performing in front of large audiences.

The concert, which will be held at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall will feature a live screening of the animated film with accompaniment from the English Pro Musica Orchestra. Christmas carols and other Christmas favourites will also be performed.

Matthew Hopkins, Director of Music at Nottingham Trent University and conductor for the concert, said:

“This is a fantastic opportunity for a local young singer to perform alongside a professional orchestra in a world class venue. It would be a memory that you would never forget.”

The NTU Choir was established in 2006 and is the largest music ensemble at the university. The NTU Choir has made many notable performances alongside leading UK orchestras, such as the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

Amy Jones, one of the members of the NTU Choir, said:

“A highlight of Christmas for me is the music, particularly singing in the choir. This Christmas, the icing on top of the cake will definitely be singing in The Snowman Concert at the Concert Hall – its always created memories filled with magic!”

Auditions will be held on Tuesday 29 November 2022 in University Hall on NTU’s City campus. The audition will consist of a run-through of Walking in the Air accompanied by the piano. The deadline to apply is Wednesday 23 November 2022. The online form to sign up for an audition can be found here.

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    About Nottingham Trent University

    Nottingham Trent University (NTU) received the Queens Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2021 for cultural heritage science research. It is the second time that NTU has been bestowed the honour of receiving a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for its research, the first being in 2015 for leading-edge research on the safety and security of global citizens.

    The Research Excellence Framework (2021) classed 83% of NTU’s research activity as either world-leading or internationally excellent. 86% of NTU’s research impact was assessed to be either world-leading or internationally excellent.

    NTU was ranked second best university in the UK in the Uni Compare Top 100 rankings (2021/2022). It was awarded Outstanding Support for Students 2020 (Times Higher Education Awards), University of the Year 2019 (Guardian University Awards, UK Social Mobility Awards), Modern University of the Year 2018 (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide) and University of the Year 2017 (Times Higher Education Awards).

    NTU is the 5th largest UK institution by student numbers, with nearly 39,000 students and more than 4,400 staff located across five campuses. It has an international student population of 7,000 and an NTU community representing over 160 countries.

    Since 2000, NTU has invested £570 million in tools, technology, buildings and facilities.

    NTU is in the UK’s top 10 for number of applications and ranked first for accepted offers (2021 UCAS UG acceptance data) It is also among the UK’s top five recruiters of students from disadvantaged backgrounds and was the first UK university to sign the Social Mobility Pledge.

    75% of NTU students go on to graduate-level employment or graduate-entry education / training within fifteen months of graduating (Guardian University Guide 2021).

    NTU is ranked 4th most sustainable university in the world and 1st in the UK for sustainability-themed Education and Research in the 2021 UI Green Metric University World Rankings (out of more than 900 participating universities).

Published on 7 October 2022
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