If you would like to be entranced by a beautiful new animated version of Michael Morpurgo’s children’s story ‘Mimi and the Mountain Dragon’, please tune in to BBC 1 on Boxing Day at 3.20pm.
Esther G in 8-1 has been sworn to secrecy about this project up until a few weeks ago. She was chosen to record the singing voice of Mimi as part of her role singing in the Halle Childrens’ Choir.
Her sister, Grace G in Y9 and also Olivia H in Y8 are also singing in the other recorded sections as part of the Halle choir.
The animation was aired on Tuesday on R3 on In tune, to promote the Boxing Day showing: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000cclk
Rachel Portman, who wrote the music, is interviewed. If you scroll down and listen from 23 – 26 mins, she talks about Esther and the clip of her singing is included. It really is an amazing accolade to be chosen to sing for something this high profile and Esther is very humble about this and a stalwart member of AGGS Junior and Chamber choirs here.
We are very proud of them well done!