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BBC 1 The Voice vocal coach in Gravesham to help schoolchildren

PUBLISHED: 10:50 16 September 2014 | UPDATED: 10:50 16 September 2014

Mark De-Lisser

Mark De-Lisser

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Mark De-Lisser will be working on the project with 160 children

Mark De-Lisser, a vocal coach from the BBC 1 hit talent show The Voice, is coming to Gravesham for a special project to work with schoolchildren.

The vocalist was recruited by Kent music education group, Soundhub, as part of its Let’s Hear It project. The project is aimed at inspiring teenagers to work together to perform as a choir.

Mr De-Lisser will lead a team of vocal coaches in a series of workshops, involving a total of about 160 children, who will learn skills which range from vocal warm-ups to singing technique and three-part harmony.

The project will be holding sessions at Saint George’s School, Mayfield Grammar School, Northfleet Technology College and St John’s Catholic School through September and October. All participants will then come together for one final concert at St George’s School on October 21.

Chief executive of Soundhub, Peter Bolton, said: “Mark’s exuberant and energetic personality brings out the best in those around him, encouraging singers to develop the confidence and creativity to perform to the best of their ability.

“Soundhub is committed to working with people like Mark who can inspire young people to sing in choirs and vocal groups.”

The organisation was formed in 2012, launching after a partnership led by Kent Music won a bid for £4.5 million over three years to deliver music education services across Kent.

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