Schools Make Music at sell-out King’s Lynn concert

Schools Make Music rehearsals at King's Lynn Corn Exchange, ahead of the evening concert'Youngsters from Greyfriars School King's Lynn with Jessica Berners Music Teacher with Norfolk Music Services. ANL-151003-165653009

Schools Make Music rehearsals at King's Lynn Corn Exchange, ahead of the evening concert'Youngsters from Greyfriars School King's Lynn with Jessica Berners Music Teacher with Norfolk Music Services. ANL-151003-165653009

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Hundreds of schoolchildren wowed a packed audience at Lynn’s Corn Exchange on Tuesday night as they took part in the annual Schools Make Music concert.

Now in its 18th year, the programme showcases the talents of students from schools across West Norfolk.

Schools Make Music rehearsals at King's Lynn Corn Exchange, ahead of the evening concert'Youngsters from Greyfriars School King's Lynn ANL-151003-165714009

Schools Make Music rehearsals at King's Lynn Corn Exchange, ahead of the evening concert'Youngsters from Greyfriars School King's Lynn ANL-151003-165714009

More than 300 pupils from 10 schools took part and the show was a sell-out for the first time with more than 500 tickets sold.

The event is organised by the Lynn Trinity Rotary Club with support from their counterparts in the Priory and King’s Lynn clubs.

John Taylor, chairman of Trinity’s youth and vocational committee, said the concert was one of several projects the club runs for young people, including the Young Chef and Youth Speaks competitions.

He said: “I’m 72 and my future is all behind me, but I believe in youth and we need to promote our youth.

Schools Make Music rehearsals at King's Lynn Corn Exchange, ahead of the evening concert'Youngsters from Holly Meadows School Pott Row ANL-151003-165642009

Schools Make Music rehearsals at King's Lynn Corn Exchange, ahead of the evening concert'Youngsters from Holly Meadows School Pott Row ANL-151003-165642009

“They are the future of Rotary.”

Schools taking part in this year’s concert were Fakenham Academy, Springwood High, Wormegay Primary, Runcton Holme Primary, Greyfriars Primary, Gaywood Community Primary, Clenchwarton Primary School, Holly Meadows School at Grimston, Gayton Primary and Reffley Community Primary.

The evening was also compered by KL.FM presenter Simon Rowe for the first time.

Mr Taylor said that, in the past, a club member has hosted the concert.

He added: “Simon was brilliant. He was talking to some of the bands and choirs during the evening.”

A total of 572 tickets were sold on the night, while several rows were not made available in order to accommodate the number of children taking part. The stage was also brought forward.

Mr Taylor said members of the Rotary Club of King’s Lynn worked at the front of house on the night, while Priory members transported instruments from Springwood High School to the venue.