Slough choir sings for Children in Need

Slough community youth soul choir outside the Horlicks building

Children from Slough Community Youth Soul Choir were selected to sing for Children in Need this year alongside other choirs from across the country.

They are singing ‘You Raise Me Up’, in a performance which was filmed in Slough, as well as other areas of the UK. The children were commended for their positive and professional behaviour as well as beautiful singing voices during the recording.

The choir was formed in 2019 by Rebecca Richardson, Head of Slough Music Service, and is supported by local music charity Beat Routes and Slough Music Service. The group meet weekly, term time Mondays at The Curve 5-7pm. There is no cost to joining the choir. To join they only ask for commitment to weekly rehearsals and also performances. If you would like your child to join the choir, the next intake is January 2024. Email:

Rebecca Richardson, Head of Slough Music Service said: “We are delighted to have had the opportunity to sing on a national platform and show the talent and commitment our young people in Slough have. I have run the choir for the past four years and it’s been amazing to see young people’s confidence grow in performing. The show is this Friday at 7pm on BBC One, please donate if you can.” 

Councillor Paul Kelly, lead member for education, children's services, lifelong skills, and governance said: “This was a fantastic opportunity for the choir to showcase some of the talent our children and young people have. A big thank you to Rebecca for founding the choir and helping them flourish under her guidance. I look forward to seeing the choir on BBC One! Well done Slough Community Youth Soul Choir.”

Published: 15 November 2023