October 1st, 2016

Solihull choir has starring role on BBC’s Last Night of the Proms

Solihull choir has starring role on BBC’s Last Night of the Proms Solihull choir has starring role on BBC’s Last Night of the Proms

A GROUP of Solihull youngsters were given a shock when a long-forgotten video of them featured on the BBC’s Last Night of the Proms.

Twelve children from Solihull Pop Chorus Juniors have said they been inundated with calls after friends and family spotted the youngsters on the BBC One primetime broadcast on Saturday, September 12.

The choir had responded to the BBC’s call for the nation to contribute to a medley of the song ‘Do-Re-Mi’ as part of the Proms celebration of the 50th anniversary of beloved musical, The Sound of Music.

After a couple of practices, led by choir director Anya Small, the children then filmed the short film in a Dickens Heath back garden and uploaded it to the BBC website.

But, the video had been largely forgotten until the group were spotted – appearing at the start, in the middle and at the end of the medley which featured videos of famous faces and choirs from across the country.

Seven-year-old Theo Smith, in whose garden the video was filmed, said: “It was really exciting to see ourselves on the TV.

“We had lots of phone calls and messages from friends who saw us on the programme.

“We’re famous now.”

The Solihull Pop Chorus Juniors video can still be seen as part of the Last Night of the Proms broadcast online here at 22 minutes in:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b06cnj49/bbc-proms-2015-season-last-night-of-the-proms-part-2

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