The children of Parrs Wood High School Choir took centre-stage before an audience of millions tonight, at Ariana Grande’s One Love Manchester charity concert.
Some of the young children in the choir were present at Grande’s performance at the Manchester Arena last month, on the night that 22 people were killed and dozens more injured in a terrorist attack at the venue.
The school gave a powerful rendition of Grande’s 2014 song My Everything. But when talented 12-year-old soloist Natasha Seth was joined by the pop star onstage, she was overwhelmed with emotion, and broke down in tears – only to be comforted with a hug and an apology from the 23-year-old singer.
Fans watching the televised concert shared their feelings on social media, with one dubbing the moment “the softest and purest thing ever”:
Such a wonderful and positive moment , when Ariana held onto that lil girl, the entire thing is just beautiful #OneLoveManchester
— stitchesbitches (@glossybangs) June 4, 2017
The school choir joined a star-studded list of performers for the concert, which is being broadcast on TV in Britain, France and the US, and is expected to have more worldwide viewers than Live Aid. Other high profile acts include Robbie Williams, Justin Bieber and Marcus Mumford.
(Previously published at Telegraph.co.uk, click here for more)