TILLY Wale, Harry Apps and Alexander Harris are the young stars of this year’s autumn festival concert.

Alexander has just been accepted into the National Youth Orchestra, beginning in mid-December.

The Royal Wootton Bassett Arts Festival attracted a huge amount of talent this year and the autumn concert, With A Song In My Heart, celebrates this.

Tilly has had success in both the Royal Wootton Bassett Arts Festival and the Swindon Music Festival as well as securing the Catherine Lamber UK Junior Recital Prize and a place at the Two Moors Young Musicians Platform. She is a member of the National Youth Choir and is a sought after soloist with the Swindon Male Voice Choir and the Thamesdown Ladies Choir.

She has been singing with the Janice Thompson Trust since she was just three-years-old and met Harry in the junior classes.

“I have fond memories of singing a Truly Scrumptious duet with him,” said the New College A-level student.

Harry too is studying for his A-levels at Royal Wootton Bassett Academy where he is the lead singer of the Swing Band. The singer took the leading role in the MJ-UK Production of The Clockmaker’s Daughter, The Scarecrow in Stage Smart’s The Wizard of Oz, and this year he was Jack in Theatre Ink’s version of Into The Woods, and Hanschen in Barn Youth Theatre’s Spring Awakening.

The third A-level student, who will be conducting the finale of the concert, is Alexander. He is also at the RWB Academy and studies French Horn and Conducting every Saturday at the Royal College of Music Junior Department in London, as well as preparing for his ARSM Performance Diploma on piano. He has conducted the RCMJD Sinfonia, the London Schools Symphony Orchestra in Germany and the RWB Choral Society.

In the concert line-up, the special guests will be joining the WBlets, who will be performing a medley from Joseph, organist Mrunal Mane, St Bart’s Choir, Canon Jane Curtis, organist Edward Jones and the RWB Choral Society who will sing Zadok The Priest.

With A Song In My Heart begins at 7.30pm on Saturday, November 4 at St Bartholomew’s Church in Royal Wootton Bassett. For more details contact 01793 852749.