Video: Kyai Calver, eight, is the one and only!
Kyai Calver is 'the one and only'
by Hayley Robinson
In the words of The Beatles 'Help, I need
Kyai Calver was the only youngster to sign up after a new junior
choir was set up at St Michael's Church in Sittingbourne.
Although not unhappy to be the one and only, he is appealing for
other children to get involved.
The eight-year-old attends choir practice at the High Street
church every Friday from 7.15pm. He then joins the adult choir
section at 7.45pm to practice hymns for the Sunday service.
Kyai, of Dalewood, Sittingbourne, said: "I decided to join
because I like to sing and I like the operatic sound of things.
"Sometimes I find it quite fun because the adults take care of
me but I would like some more children to join.
"It's great fun and I really enjoy it so I'd like more people to
Mum Sarah said: "When we first went along we
were expecting lots of others - there wasn't but he was quite happy
to go along and sing.
"They've been trying to get others along but it's hard to reach
people. Hopefully this might encourage others to come along. It
would be nice for him to have other children."
Andrea Don, who formed the junior choir section a month ago, is
looking for girls and boys aged seven to 14 to join as well as new
members aged 14 plus for the adult section.
She said: "The idea was that if we got the juniors in they would
enjoy it and carry on into the adult choir so there would be a
"We are looking for all voice parts to join us - trebles,
sopranos, altos, tenors and basses.
"The junior section meets every Friday at 7.15pm and we rehearse
for half-an-hour in the church tower room so people come in through
the church tower door.
"Our choir is also a member of the RSCM (Royal School of Church
Music) and we offer the Voice for Life training course to our
members - this is split into levels of experience and skill, and
upon completion of each module, the chorister is presented with a
medal. Voice for Life is open to all ages and ability."
Anyone interested in joining the choir is asked to
contact Andrea on 01795 429546 or email email@example.com
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