Junior FR Joins May Day Celebrations!
Junior FR had a fabulous day, entertaining audiences at the Iron Acton May Day celebrations on Monday, 2 May 2022.
Junior FR sang a selection of favourite numbers from their repertoire, including ‘Mr Blue Sky’ and ‘Janie Mama’, both of which they performed at the Thornbury Eisteddfod earlier this year; ‘Circle of Life’ from the musical The Lion King, and Bruno Mars’ heartwarming ‘Count On Me’. The girls debuted their newest song, Guns ’n’ Roses classic ‘Sweet Child Of Mine’ and rounded off their set with a rousing rendition of their unofficial anthem – ABBA’s ‘Thank You For The Music’.
The May Day event was the first sing-out for ten Junior FR members, who all rose to the occasion and sang confidently. Several of the girls also performed solo and duet pieces from a range of genres:
– Anna and Wendy sang ‘Sign Of The Times’ by Harry Styles
– Lily and Amelie sang ‘Naughty’ from the musical Matilda
– Emi sang two pieces – Adele’s ‘To Make You Feel My Love’ and ‘Your Song’ by Elton John
– Lily sang ‘Try Everything’ from the film Zootropolis
– Caitlin sang one of her Grade 2 exam pieces – ‘The Owls’
“It’s been three years since we last performed at Iron Acton May Day, due to covid, so we were very excited to be back at the event again. Plus, I had the privilege of singing a duet with one of the girls and realised my lifelong dream of performing on the side of a truck!”Junior FR’s Musical Director, Wendy,
Members of the audience complimented Wendy and Junior FR on their singing and performance:
“It was brilliant! My Mum is over from Germany and really enjoyed seeing Junior FR sing.”
“Junior FR were brilliant – it was fantastic to see them back performing!”
“The girls all rose to the occasion, and the soloists were great – such confidence and talent!”
“My daughters (who are both members of Junior FR) had been particularly looking forward to ‘May Day singing on a truck’; they loved it!”
See Junior FR in action
Junior FR will now start rehearsing for their next public performance at Yate Rocks on Sunday, 26 June 2022, in Kingsgate Park, Yate.
The line-up for the Yate Rocks festival also includes the ladies’ a cappella chorus Fascinating Rhythm performing as part of a local choir showcase.
About Junior FR
Junior FR is a choir for girls aged 7 to 16 years old. There is no audition process for new members, and no previous singing or musical experience is needed. Members meet weekly during term-time at Iron Acton Village Hall (Friday afternoons, 4.00-5.30 pm), perform at events throughout the year, and help to raise money for various charities.
Junior FR are recruiting new members. If you, or someone you know, is interested in taking up singing or joining, please contact us.