Church youngsters sing out
by Alex Wellman A church choir is launching an album with songs written by members as young as five. Bethel Young Voices (BYVC) choir of the Church of God of Prophecy in Ealing Road, Alperton, is launching their album Sing Unto The Lord
by Alex Wellman
A church choir is launching an album with songs written by members as young as five.
Bethel Young Voices (BYVC) choir of the Church of God of Prophecy in Ealing Road, Alperton, is launching their album 'Sing Unto The Lord A New Song' on Sunday April 5.
The album, which has been a labour of love for the choir for just over a year, was written by all members including one song by five-year-old member Tiana Golding.
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Dawn Ellington, choir co-ordinator, said: "The choir has been singing for a few years together and we decided to make this album to aid their development.
"We really wanted to build the kids' confidence and show them that they can take words and create something new for themselves.
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"They really did surprise me with the results. The quality of songs was very good and Tiana has even continued writing and put down new songs for herself."
Tiana's song, called 'God We Praise You, is described as a catchy upbeat number which is on the album along with others such as 'Adoration'.
Another, called 'Can We Help?' was written by one of the choir members after they watched the news and wanted to make a difference to numerous desperate situations across the globe.
Mrs Ellington said: "From the time we started the children have just grown so much in confidence and ability. We are all so proud of them."
Starting from humble beginnings of just six children from the Church the choir now stands at 20-strong and regularly performs at old people's homes, other churches as well as Wembley and Harlesden High Road.
All proceeds from the album will be put back into the choir to help the young people develop further.
The album launch takes place at the Church of God of Prophecy in Ealing Road, Alperton, on Sunday April 6.
Anyone who would like to buy a copy should visit www.london-north.org