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The Little Belters Story
  • The Little Belters Story

    Little Belters was set up in 2011 by opera-singing sisters Claire and Tina O’Brien. The first group was established in Altrincham. The idea was simple – to provide quality, fun group singing and choral lessons for children who LOVE to sing. No audition required.

    Timeline

    2017
    May 8

    18th June 2017

    We will perform our first major gig with all our Little Belters, Teen Belters and Absolute Belters groups together at the 600-seat Manchester Monasery in Gorton.
    April 25

    25th April 2017

    We started working with CBeebies Radio and CBeebies TV on a project for BBC Music Day.
    January 1

    1st January 2017

    We set up a second Little Belters group in Chorlton, a second group in Sale and a THIRD group in Altrincham.
    2016
    December 21

    21st December 2016

    We had a special visit from CBBC’s Newsround who wanted to know what was Little Belters’ favourite thing about Christmas – http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/38393651
    December 12

    12th December 2016

    Our Teen Belters made their radio debut singing Christmas songs on BBC Radio Manchester.
    December 1

    1st December 2016

    We partnered up with the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity – at all our public events we raise funds for them! We regularly perform at events that raise money for worthy causes including Prevent Breast Cancer and the Children’s Adventure Farm Trust.
    September 13

    13th September 2016

    We launched Teen Belters for 11-16 year olds.
    May 25

    25th May 2016

    Claire and Tina entered BBC Dragons’ Den with a small number of brave Little Belters by their side. Despite not gaining investment, the children’s singing wowed the fearsome Dragons and even melted a couple of hearts. https://youtu.be/66XrghMYK4Y
    April 25

    14th September 2015

    We set up new Little Belters groups in Cheadle Hulme, Didsbury and Sale and a SECOND Little Belters group in Altrincham
    2014
    December 6

    6th December 2014

    We performed at Manchester Cathedral for the first time. We have been back every year since with all of our groups.
    November 21

    21st November 2014

    We appeared on CBBCs Friday Download!
    May 10

    10th May 2014

    We led a major community singing project called ALTRINCHAM SINGS involving hundreds of local volunteer singers. As a result of this our Mums’ Choir “Absolute Belters” was born! https://youtu.be/uQ9JGubEUuE
    February 22

    22nd February 2014

    We went into the recording studio to work with Swedish DJ and Producer Sebjak
    January 1

    1st January 2014

    Little Belters won the award for “Best After School Activity” by parenting website “Mums in the Know”.
    2013
    September 12

    12th September 2013

    Following the success of the Altrincham group, a second group was set up in Chorlton. Numbers grew quickly and soon both groups were performing at big community events in their local areas.
    April 28

    28th April 2013

    Little Belters won the Award for Best Entertainment at the Manchester Marathon. We have performed every year since at the halfway point and on the home straight!
    2012
    April 25

    12th January 2013

    We went into the recording studio to work with French DJ and Producer Arno Cost.
    April 25

    17th November 2012

    We made our first public appearance at the Altrincham Christmas Lights Switch On.
    April 25

    4th September 2012

    Little Belters was set up by opera-singing sisters Claire and Tina O’Brien. The first group was established in Altrincham. The idea was simple – to provide quality, fun group singing and choral lessons for children who LOVE to sing. No audition required.