WEST NORFOLK: Tuning up for another great show
Nearly 300 pupils from schools across West Norfolk came together to perform at the 16th Schools Make Music concert, organised by Lynn’s three Rotary Clubs, last Tuesday.
The concert was organised as part of the King’s Lynn, Trinity and Priory clubs’ Youth and Music programme, and saw pupils ranging from six-years-old to 18.
Organiser John Greyson said: “It gives the opportunity for pupils from local schools to perform in a real theatre.
“They sang everything from musicals to What Can We Do With The Drunken Sailor? Many of the children played instruments from ukuleles to trumpets.
“Churchill Park pupils even performed a song written by their music teacher, Neil Starling, especially for the school.”
Class teacher Mr Starling said: “I wrote the song, Go For Gold, when the school was learning all about the Olympics and it’s become the school’s theme song.
“We made a CD at the time and it has become a sort of theme song for the school. This was the first public performance of it.
“The kids were brilliant – it all went really well and they were really chuffed with themselves.”
Mr Greyson added: “One little girl from Whitefriars Primary School, she was only young, and performed a solo. She had the voice of an angel. I’ve never heard anyone so young sing like that – she was incredible.”
The concert was organised with Norfolk Music Services and the children spent the afternoon rehearsing with Jessica Berners before their evening performance at Lynn’s Corn Exchange.
Other schools taking part in the concert included St Michael’s, Clenchwarton, North Wootton and The Norman primary schools, Howard Junior School and Fakenham, Springwood and King Edward VII high schools.
Jill Fysh, class teacher at The Norman Primary School in Northwold, said: “It was absolutely wonderful. The children were so nervous, I don’t think they knew what to expect, but they rose to the occasion magnificently.
“The first time some of them had even picked up a string instrument was in September but they did so well and it really gave them a lift. We are so grateful to Norfolk Music Services for the opportunity.”
Mr Greyson said: “It’s nice to see the children’s faces as they walk on stage for the first time – it’s very rewarding.”
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