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16 July 2014

Only Boys Aloud Blog: Part 2

In the run-up to this week's Principality Only Boys Aloud Academi (an intensive training academy for 32 selected singers from Only Boys Aloud, designed to develop young and outstanding Welsh musical talent), we visited Only Cardiff Boys Aloud during a rehearsal to meet the boys and find out a bit about being in the choir in general. Yesterday we featured a questionnaire from Hugo and today we hear from Gareth.

Name: Gareth James

From: Monmouth

Age: 16

Only Boys Aloud Choir: Cardiff

What singing experience did you have before joining OBA?
Vocal lessons, school choir and musical performances (musicals and plays).

How did you get involved with OBA?
I heard about it through a different choir.

What impact has singing with OBA had on you?
It has boosted my confidence and increased my knowledge of world music.

What has been your best experience with OBA?
Being part of the 2014 Principality OBA Academi.

What’s your favourite song to sing with OBA?
Calon Lan.

Outside of OBA, what sort of music do you like to listen to?
All music, but my favourite is chorale or musicals.

What does the future hold for you?
I’d like to be a musical performer and hopefully attend the Royal College of Music.

What would you say to someone who is considering joining OBA?
Definitely do it – you won’t regret it.

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Published: 16/07/2014