Weston singers perform with G4 on Christmas tour

PUBLISHED: 09:00 21 November 2019

Pauline Quirke Academy of performing arts rehearsing for their latest show.       Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Pauline Quirke Academy of performing arts rehearsing for their latest show. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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Budding stars from a performing arts school in Weston-super-Mare sang with vocal quartet G4 at a concert in Wells Cathedral.

Pauline Quirke Academy of performing arts rehearsing for their latest show.       Picture: MARK ATHERTONPauline Quirke Academy of performing arts rehearsing for their latest show. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Students from Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts (PQA) were invited to perform with the multi-platinum selling group as part of their Christmas tour.

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Pauline Quirke Academy of performing arts rehearsing for their latest show.       Picture: MARK ATHERTONPauline Quirke Academy of performing arts rehearsing for their latest show. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

G4, who finished second on ITV's The X Factor in 2004, are visiting more than 20 cathedrals around the country this November and December.

Weston singers joined quartet for festive numbers including O Holy Night, Silent Night and Walking in the Air. They also performed two of their own songs, Sleigh Ride and Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.

Lydia MacRitchie, principal at PQA Weston, said: "We are delighted that our students have been asked to perform alongside G4 at Wells Cathedral.

"It was a privilege to perform at such a magnificent cathedral and to accompany the amazing quartet, G4.

Pauline Quirke Academy of performing arts rehearsing for their latest show.       Picture: MARK ATHERTONPauline Quirke Academy of performing arts rehearsing for their latest show. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

"It was a truly memorable evening."

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