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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

    2018
    September 22

    22nd September 2018

    Little Belters were the opening act at ‘Harfest’ Festival in Altrincham.
    July 2

    July 2018

    Little Belters joined Jane Macdonald at Media City to record her “Jane and Friends” Christmas Special.
    July 1

    1st July 2018

    Little Belters Summer Spectacular at the Royal Northern College of Music, in which all our groups came together to perform.
    May 25

    May 2018

    Some of our members went into the recording studio again, to record a song for the national ‘Clean Air Project’ with Gas Music at Media City.
    May 23

    23rd May 2018

    Some of our Little Belters visited Media City to film a top-secret Christmas Special with Mr Tumble from CBEEBIES.
    May 22

    22nd May 2018

    All the Belters participated in “Manchester Together – With One Voice” – the official memorial concert to commemorate the 1-year anniversary of the Manchester Arena tragedy. All the Belters sang their hearts out in remembrance of the victims of the Manchester terror attack.
    2017
    December 12

    December 2017

    All the Belters groups performed at Prevent Breast Cancer’s Christmas Celebration at Manchester Cathedral.
    December 10

    December 2017

    Little Belters featured in the THANKUNHS Christmas song. Little Belters sang the lead vocals on the track and featured in the video alongside Shaun Ryder, Jonny Vegas and Julie Hesmondhalgh.
    December 8

    December 2017

    Little Belters appeared on the CBEEBIES “Something Special Christmas Special”
    November 18

    18th November 2017

    The Sale Little Belters performed for the very first time at the Sale Christmas Lights Switch On.
    November 14

    14th November 2017

    Little Belters sang at the Altrincham Christmas Lights Switch On, hosted by KEY 103’s Mike Toolan.
    November 7

    7th November 2017

    All the Little Belters performed at the Ideal Home Exhibition in Manchester.
    September 23

    23rd September 2017

    Little Belters performed at the brand-new music festival ‘Harfest’ in Altrincham. Little Belters shared the stage with the former Smiths drummer Mike Joyce, Clint Boon and Mary-Anne Hobbs.
    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.