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Ripon Children in good voice.

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For the past 6 weeks they have been enjoying been part of the cathedrals new community outreach project which aims to promote singing and inspiring young musicians in the region.

Ripon Cathedral has a fine tradition of music which dates back to the 7th Century when St Wilfrid brought two singing masters from Canterbury to teach the monks singing and Gregorian chants.

The project is being lead by Aoife O’Connell, a professional opera singer, who has recently worked with Opera North’s education department, has taken on the role of Singing Development Leader working with schools and local organisations to develop various initiatives including a children’s community choir.

Premier’s Northern Correspondent Ian Britton was invited to Ripon to hear the children perform for the very first time.

Written by: Rufus Olaniyan

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