Did they go on singing?

In the light of what is happening in music education recently, the Education Guardian has carried out a worthwhile and revealing investigation into what happened in the aftermath of a more modest initiative which was intended to get young people singing.  

The hit BBC series about a conductor going in to a comprehensive school with no choral tradition and trying to set up a choir good enough for international competition has been off the screen for barely a month. Six months have actually passed since the pupils of Northolt high school, on the western edge of London, sang their best at the “choir Olympics” in China. And the question in the minds of those who became hooked on the three-part documentary is: what has happened to the Phoenix choir? Are those students still singing?

The answer is in the article.

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