Glee Club singing stars

NAWN 1111154 Glee Club W'by High School. (1111154AM2)
NAWN 1111154 Glee Club W'by High School. (1111154AM2)

WETHERBY High School’s Glee club will soon be getting into the Christmas spirit when they perform at Wetherby racecourse this month.

The after school club, which is based on the popular TV show, formed earlier this year on the back of the successful Jesus Christ Superstar production.

Music teacher Gemma Casey, said: “On the closing night of the performance the director, Liz O’Connor announced that due to the extraordinary talent of the pupils involved and the outstanding collaboration between staff and students at Wetherby High School, a theatre company could be born.”

The Glee club, which currently has around 50 members who rehearse every Tuesday evening, involves the group practising and choreographing a number of routines from the popular American TV show.

Gemma said she wanted to make singing appeal to the students. Opaque Shadows then launched Glee Club.

“It is something fantastic that the students can be involved in and it is a modern too, which I think in terms of music appeal, helps as it is something the students can relate to.”

In addition to numerous successful in-house performances, Glee Club will be carrying out performances in the wider community and have been booked to perform at a number of community events – from The Spirit of Christmas at Wetherby Racecourse to the opening ceremony in celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012.

For more on the Spirit of Christmas event please turn to page 30.