Youngsters will raise the roof of Chorley Town Hall

Southlands High School's Jessica Clarke

Southlands High School's Jessica Clarke

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The curtain will go up on a celebration of the musical talents of young people in Chorley this Friday.

For the Mayor of Chorley is hosting Youth Got Talent in the town hall’s Lancastrian Suite.

“It is a good way to celebrate the talents of Chorley’s young people and raise money for St Catherine’s Hospice, Homestart and Help the Homeless.”

Mayor of Chorley, Coun Roy Lees

The event will feature pupils from schools throughout the town.

All money raised will go to the mayor’s charities - St Catherine’s Hospice, Help the Homeless and Chorley Homestart.

The mayor, Coun Roy Lees, said: “As mayor you are given a few opportunities to use the Lancastrian Suite in the town hall to raise money for local charities and I thought it would be a great idea to have local schools involved in one of the events.

“It is a good way to celebrate the talents of Chorley’s young people and raise money for St Catherine’s Hospice, Homestart and Help the Homeless.

“I would urge the community to purchase a ticket to support our young people and local charities.”

Mark Fowle, headteacher of Southlands High School, said: “I am delighted Southlands are involved in organising this event which will bring schools in Chorley together to celebrate the musical talents of young people and raise money for several good causes.

“I have attended one of the practices and it is going to be a superb show with a variety of acts.”

The line up includes:

Parklands Academy with American Spirit, featuring songs and dances with an all American theme, including hits from Broadway, Las Vegas, Country and Western, Jazz, Blues, Rap and Latin American.

Holy Cross High School’s Corinne Campbell performing Porgi Amour (Mozart).

Southlands High School’s Jessica Clarke with I Dreamed A Dream from the musical Les Misérables.

St Michael’s High School’s steel drum performers and dancers.

St Laurence Primary School choir singing Through the Years and Anytime You Need A Calypso.

St Gregory’s Primary School choir singing When I Grow Up and a pop medley.

The show starts at 6.30pm, refreshments will be sold from 6pm.

Tickets are priced at £5 for adults and £2.50 for under 11s.

For further information call 01257 515113 or email mayors.secretary@chorley.gov.uk.