Young Rugby singers to perform with X-Factor star on Armistice Day - The Rugby Observer

Young Rugby singers to perform with X-Factor star on Armistice Day

Rugby Editorial 6th Nov, 2015 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016   0

A YOUNG choir from Rugby has been chosen by an opera star to perform with him at a special Armistice Day concert in Birmingham.

Strawhouse Singers will accompany tenor Jonathan Antoine – who in 2012 found fame on Britain’s Got Talent as part of the duo Jonathan and Charlotte – at a concert to commemorate the end of the First World War at Birmingham University on November 11.

The teenage singers, formed two years ago for a special concert as part of the Rugby Festival of Culture, have since gone on to perform on stages in London, Birmingham’s NEC and as VIP guest artists for singing competition Teenstar UK.

Now they will take to the stage at Birmingham University to provide choir backing and duets for hit songs from Jonathan’s album and pieces specially arranged for the evening – including I Vow to Thee My Country.




Choir Director Nicky Stewart said: “This is an incredible opportunity for our young singers. It doesn’t get much bigger than this and it’s an endorsement of how far the choir has come to have been chosen for such a prestigious event.”

Dutch Van Spall, Head of Artist Development at the choir’s record label Big Help Management, said: “We always had high hopes for these young singers but they have exceeded everyone’s expectations – and it’s all due due to their talents, commitment and the hard work put in by Nicky Stewart and the team.”


Rugby Festival of Culture organiser Chris Stanley added: “This is yet another good news story for Rugby and one example of how arts and culture play a key role in all communities.”

Jonathan Antoine found fame in 2012 on Britain’s Got Talent as part of the duo Jonathan and Charlotte.

Jonathan Antoine’s story was played out in front of millions in 2012 on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent. Visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsNlcr4frs4 to see it again.

Visit www.birmingham.ac.uk/bramall/events/JonathanAntoine.aspx to book tickets to the Armistice Day concert.

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