Young singers raise the roof this summer

Ariel 's Acapella
Ariel 's Acapella

YOUNG singers from Steyning have been in demand this summer, singing at local events.

The eight to 17-year-olds from Ariel’s Acapella were invited to perform at Jolesfest, recently held at Jolesfield Primary School in Partridge Green, and at St Paul’s Art Centre, as part of the Worthing Art Trail at the end of June.

Tutor Katie Silverson said: “I am so impressed and proud of our group. The students worked so hard to master their complicated vocal harmonies and it was great to be able to perform at local events and demonstrate what they had learnt. The feedback from the audiences was fantastic”.

The group is an offshoot from Ariel’s Steyning Academy, which teaches more than 70 children drama, dance and singing every Saturday morning at Steyning Grammar School.

It is the only extra-curricular acapella group in the area and, after less than a year, it is going from strength to strength. Both performances were very well received with festival goers at Jolesfield enjoying both modern and old classic songs.

This enabled the children to demonstrate close harmony singing and the wide vocal talents of the whole group.

A spokesman for the group said: “St Paul’s Art Centre made a stunning venue, with perfect acoustics for unaccompanied singing, treating members of the public and art lovers to an afternoon to remember.”