KINROSS Primary Choir’s young singers are looking forward their Christmas singalong at a Clarkson shopping centre.
The choir’s 82 singers are students from years 4 to 6 who rehearse twice a week for seven performances each year.
Head of music and choir conductor Emma Brierley said the students were excited to perform at Ocean Keys Shopping Centre as part of the Christmas entertainment after last year’s debut.
“The kids have been looking forward to their performance at the centre – it’s one of the highlights of the year for them,” she said.
“I think what makes it such a fun experience is that they get to sing somewhere they spend time on the weekends and it’s outside the box in terms of performance spaces.
“There’s no formal audience sitting in front of them, it’s just people coming and going and singing along while they eat their lunch.”
For at least 10 students, the December 12 performance will be the first time they have sung in front of an audience outside school grounds.
Ms Brierley said the venue was an ideal one to build confidence and gain experience for newer singers as well as those tackling solos for the first time.
“Singing in a more casual environment means there is a lot less pressure so the kids can let go and have a bit of fun,” she said.
“Last year the audience was singing along with us, it was fantastic.
“The kids are chomping at the bit to show off their new repertoire and get the crowd involved again.”
The choir will perform from 10am on December 12 as part of the centre’s annual Christmas community showcase of various performing group, which runs until December 24.