Former pupil in full voice

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A FORMER Pocklington School pupil is hoping to hit all the right notes when she performs a vocal recital at the school.

Harriet Smith will take to the stage on Wednesday, 18 May, with a performance which will include songs by Handel, Mozart, Rodrigo and Rodgers and Hammerstein.

Harriet left Pocklington School in 2006 and went on to study music at Royal Holloway, University of London.

While there, she was a choral scholar, singing weekly services in the college chapel as well as many other venues including Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral and the British Embassy in Washington.

She has previously sung with many other choirs including Dulce Corum and the National Youth Choirs, with whom she sang in Birmingham Symphony Hall.

Harriet won the Premier Award for Most Outstanding Musician at Pontefract Music Festival in 2005.

More recently she has recorded two CDs with chamber choir Convivium which will be released later this year.

She has now returned to Pocklington School where she currently holds the post of Assistant Housemistress at St John’s House and works in the music department.

The performance starts at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £3 and are available from the school reception on (01759) 321200.

Money raised on the evening will go towards the Pocklington 500 appeal.