Parrs Wood High School choir record Ariana Grande song for charity album by Rebecca Day

Posted on July 10, 2017 at 10:30 AM

A school choir which brought the nation to tears when they performed with Ariana Grande are now hitting the recording studio. Inspirational pupils from Parrs Wood High School were hailed a shining example of the best of Manchester when they stood shoulder to shoulder with the US singer at the emotive One Love benefit concert in the days following the Manchester Arena attack.

And since their performance was beamed around the world the choir - known as the Parrs Wood High School Harmony Group - have been flooded with requests to perform. But they are now focussing their efforts on recording a track which will be part of an album raising cash for the One Love Manchester Emergency Fund.

The choir have recorded the song for a collaborative album, STAND TOGETHER, by Choirs With Purpose, which will include performances by 10 singing groups to raise money for a host of charities - including the MEN-backed fund to support those affected by the attack and their families.

The Parrs Wood students became a national sensation after they stook alongside singer Ariana as they gave a powerful rendition of her 2014 song My Everything. Singer Natasha Seth, 12, sharing a hug with the singer and warmed the hearts of concert-goers and viewers at home with her emotional solo.

Mark, McElwee, headteacher of Parrs Wood High School, said: “I feel honoured that we have been asked to be part of the Choirs with Purpose charity CD. Our children came together to represent the community in Manchester at a difficult time. They are determined to raise as much money as possible for the victims of the horrific attack and to show that by we are stronger when we come together. The Harmony Group have demonstrated all the positive characteristics we would hope for in our young people. We all feel immensely proud of them and what they are doing for Manchester.”

James Hawkins, producer of Stand Together, said: “This is more than just another choir album, it’s a show of true solidarity, of people working together, supporting each other, standing together and singing. We hope to spread important awareness for the various causes being supported by each choir and bring more people together because of it. Where words fail, music speaks.”

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