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Three thousand schoolchildren from across Derbyshire are preparing to perform a song written about their county with one of the UK’s finest orchestras.





 













 

Pupils To Play Along With Top Orchestra

by Amber Valley Info on Wednesday 13 June 2018



Three thousand schoolchildren from across Derbyshire are preparing to perform a song written about their county with one of the UK’s finest orchestras.

The primary school pupils will sing ‘The Best That You Can Be – A Song For Derbyshire’, which was composed by the Derbyshire Music Education Hub last year, accompanied by the Hallé Orchestra at the Derby Arena on 20 June.

As well as singing, each of the children has also been learning to play an instrument since last September and will perform in two pieces alongside the Hallé in two concerts - Tchaikovsky’s Waltz of the Flowers and Pérez Prado’s Mambo No.5.

The tuition has been provided through the Derby & Derbyshire Music Partnership's Wider Opportunities programme, a 30-week teaching course which helps primary schools to deliver the National Plan for Music Education to Key Stage 2 pupils.

Derbyshire County Council Cabinet Member for Young People Councillor Alex Dale said: “These concerts will be an unforgettable event for thousands of Derbyshire schoolchildren.

“It is fantastic that the Music Education Hub is able to offer opportunities such as this, not only to learn to play an instrument but also to perform alongside a world-renowned orchestra at a major venue. It will, I hope, inspire them to continue to learn and to play music for many, many years.

“I would like to wish every one of the children taking part the very best for the day.”

Tickets for the two concerts were completely sold out within three days of release.

Jayne Briggs, from the Music Education Hub, said: “This is a very exciting opportunity for everyone who has been taking part in Wider Opportunities to join in and experience playing with a professional orchestra in a large venue. It is an event which has always been very successful at the Derby Arena.

“The Hallé Orchestra is made up of some of the finest musicians in the world and it is a real privilege to have been able to once again arrange this very special day for all the children.”


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