Feeling Christmas All Around

Feeling Christmas All Around

Ho ho ho! Christmas has well and truly arrived at Sound Pop Academy and we couldn’t be more excited about it! Over the last couple of weeks, we have been out and about spreading Christmas joy around Hampshire. Our members performed at two fantastic events, one in Southampton and one in Winchester. Here’s what we got up to. 

West Quay, Southampton ????

Our first Christmas performance, and our first performance since September, was at Westquay Shopping Centre in Southampton. We were there supporting Visit Southampton’s Countdown to Christmas alongside other singing and performance groups. Sound Pop Academy members sang and danced their hearts out to pop songs by artists like Little Mix and Becky Hill.

Singers from all four of our academies (Eastleigh, Hedge End, Romsey and Southampton) attended the event, coming dressed for the occasion in Santa hats, tinsel, reindeer ears and sparkly head boppers. To add to the Christmas spirit, we debuted our new song, Santa Tell Me by Ariana Grande, which sounded epic. 

Since September, we’ve welcomed over 80 new members to our academies and it was great to see so many of them join us for their first-ever Sound Pop Academy performance. 

Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market, Winchester ????

Then, it was time to take on the Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market! Recognised as one of the best Christmas markets in Europe, we were delighted to be able to perform. Over 50 of our singers took to the Market Stage singing loudly, proudly and spreading festive cheer, singing two sets in the afternoon and evening.

In our evening set, our members performed one of our newest songs, ‘everything i wanted’, originally by Billie Eilish. Most of our songs are performed as a group, in three-part harmony, however, occasionally we offer solo opportunities. This song features a lead part which was sung beautifully by one of our singers.

Our members were so excited to be able to perform for a huge audience in the middle of the bustling market food court, surrounded by loads of twinkly lights, feeling like superstars. It was a fantastic experience to round off our performances for this year.

As we head into December, our Sound Pop Academy HQ elves have been busy preparing for the final sessions of 2022. The countdown to our Sound Pop Academy Christmas sessions is officially on! 

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Know a young person that loves to sing and dance, and wants to perform at some epic gigs? We’d love to meet them! You can book a free trial on our website at any time. 

Public Workshops

We run incredible public workshops throughout the year for young people aged 5-17! Tickets for our public workshops tend to go quickly, so be sure to keep checking back for new events if we’re sold out.