Girl Guides perform at Albert Hall in choir

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Girls from Mansfield and Rainworth joined 450 other members of Girlguiding Nottinghamshire in Nottingham’s Albert Hall on Sunday to build a ‘Ginormous Choir’ in a day.

Those taking part included members of Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Rangers and Senior Section from all over the county, supported by adult volunteers from Girlguiding Nottinghamshire and a team from community arts organisation Music for Everyone.

The girls put together a diverse programme ranging from pop songs and rock anthems to favourites from film and stage musicals.

Frankie Gratton-Fisher, nine, of 3rd Rainworth Brownies, said: “I like coming to Brownie days like this, and I’m especially looking forward to singing ‘It’s a Hard Knock Life’ from Annie.’”

Fellow Brownie, Breeze Amelia Thompson, eight, agreed and said: “Today has been epic!”

Nine-year-old Emily Tansleysaid: “Music for Everyone make it really fun to sing and the Albert Hall is an amazing place to perform.”

The morning was filled by workshops and rehearsals, with each group given their own song to work on. The participants also joined together to rehearse three songs as a ‘Ginormous Choir’, and then performed a special concert for family and friends.