Young Voices Ring Out At Elstow Manor

This April, there was a special treat for residents at Elstow Manor when a talented primary school choir delivered a fabulous performance.

Twenty-eight kids from nearby Lakeview Primary School visited the home to give a sneak preview of songs they’ll be singing at the O2.

The talented youngsters are part of a global initiative called Young Voices, the largest children’s choir in the world.

Elstow residents were spellbound as the children performed the songs they’ll be singing at the organisation’s 20th-anniversary party in the iconic venue later this year.

Resident Carol Stokes, aged 79, has four grandchildren of her own and was part of the audience.

Carol said: “Children are natural performers, and something like this really does lift the day.

“They are welcome back anytime!”

Lakeview Primary staff and pupils have forged a strong bond with Elstow Manor in the past year.

Wellbeing & Lifestyle Coach Oliver Waddington said the residents loved welcoming the children into the home.

Oliver said: “These community relationships are very important to us.

“The children feel so proud to be able to perform in front of an audience, especially in preparation for their show at 02 Arena, and the residents really enjoy having them here and meeting them.

“It’s a win, win.”

The children will perform a variety of music styles from pop, rock, folk and classical at the Young Voices O2 event this spring.

The practice run at Elstow stood them in good stead for the milestone performance.

Choir organiser Tristan Thorp said: “The children really enjoy performing, and it’s a real privilege to be able to sing to Elstow Manor and bring such pleasure.

“It’s all about learning across the generations, and we can all benefit.”