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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Young Tees Valley voices star in charity single

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Young singers from across the Tees Valley are starring alongside more than 25 celebrities in this year's Children in Need single.

Around 30 members of the Tees Valley Youth Choir have recorded a version of the Beach Boy's 'God Only Knows' alongside world-class artists including Brian Wilson, Kylie Minogue, Stevie Wonder, Sir Elton John and Emeli Sande.

Speaking on behalf of Tees Valley Music Service (TVMS), Stockton Council's Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, Councillor Ann McCoy, said: "We are so proud of all of the young people involved and are so pleased they have had the opportunity to experience performing alongside such big names.

"Our choir is outstanding and it is fantastic that their talents are being showcased on a national scale."

The single was launched yesterday (8 October) and is available to buy in shops across the country or to download.

To watch the video visit

Tees Valley Youth Choir is made up of young people aged between 14 and 20 years old from schools and colleges across the area. They meet every Wednesday night between 6pm and 8.45pm at The Education Centre in Norton, Stockton.

TVMS - Music Education Hub is managed on behalf of the Tees Valley local authorities by Stockton Borough Council, is committed to maintaining and developing partnership to provide the broadest and highest quality opportunities for music for children, young people and adults across the Tees Valley.

For more information about Tees Valley Music Service visit or call (01642) 603600. 

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