On Tuesday 6 June 2017, pupils from HMS raised the rafters of Hexham Abbey as part of Opera North’s ‘Big Sing.’ Over the last few weeks, the children have received training in vocal technique from professional opera singers that enabled them to master some very complex pieces of music that would normally be the preserve of highly trained vocalists. The children’s hard work culminated in a fantastic performance at Hexham Abbey, where the pupils had the opportunity to sing as the chorus alongside professional opera singers and orchestra under the direction of a conductor from Opera North. Very well done to all those who took part!