Singing schoolgirl jets off to Canada to belt out choir hits

Choirgirl Georgia Lennon
Choirgirl Georgia Lennon

A SUPER-TALENTED Hartlepool choirgirl has set off to Canada to perform with a prestigious North-East choir.

Pretty Georgia Lennon – who is a member of the Northern School of Music, in Church Square – but also sings with the Sage Gateshead’s senior choir Quay Voices, is delighted to have been given the chance to travel to the Rocky Mountains where they will record a CD of north East and Canadian folk songs.

Choirgirl Georgia Lennon

Choirgirl Georgia Lennon

The 14-year-old English Martyrs School pupil will also be performing at the Rolston Recital Hall at the Banff Centre, in Banff, on Friday.

She set off yesterday and is due to return to her Hartlepool home, in Seaton Carew, next Monday.

Today her proud mum, Nicola Lennon, 44, a civil servant, said: “She was really excited to go to Canada, even though I was worried because it’s so far, it’s a 10-hour flight.

“I’m so proud of her though, she certainly doesn’t get her singing voice from either me or her dad that’s for sure. neither of us can sing but she does have a beautiful voice.

“She was in the junior choir but then she auditioned to get into the senior choir and got in, which is just great really.

“It’s a really good opportunity for her and I’m sure she’ll have a brilliant time.”

As well as the singing there are other activities for the songbirds in Canada.

The organisers have a spot of “snow-shoeing” – wearing racket-shaped shoes for walking through deep snow – in the Rockies, and also a special treat of a dip in the hot springs there.

Nicola said: “Georgia is the only one in the choir from Hartlepool.

“The others are from as far south as York and as far north as the borders of Scotland.

“So we’re really proud that’s she’s representing Hartlepool in this way.”

Run by Sage Gateshead, Quay Voices presents its members with the chance to work with leading musicians and choir trainers.