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Darlington teenagers on the path to musical stardom
TWO DARLINGTON teenagers are on the path to musical stardom after being selected for a world famous course.
Polam Hall pupils Robyn Haggie and Sarah Dover are among just 12 people to be accepted onto the Samlin vocal course for outstanding young professional musicians.
They competed against more than 60 other musicians and auditioned in front of four top vocalists to win their places on the prestigious course.
Year 10 student Miss Dover and A Level student Miss Haggie will take part in a Masterclass Programme at renowned Gateshead music venue, The Sage, before performing at a concert there in October.
Miss Dover, a former Durham Cathedral chorister who plays the flute and piano, said: “I wasn’t expecting to get in. I am thrilled I have succeeded and can’t wait to take part in the course.”
The course works with respected artists to provide singers and pianists with an inspiring and sympathetic environment to perform in.
National Youth Choir member Miss Haggie said: “I am really excited, it’s a great opportunity to improve my vocal skills and interpretation, while working with some of the best singers in the country.”
Caroline Law, Director of Music at Polam Hall said: “I am delighted and not surprised the girls have made it onto the Samling course.
"They are so talented and in my experience are the most talented singers I have worked with. They are naturally gifted and work hard too. This opportunity is a clear career progression for both students”.