Celebrated City of London Sinfonia orchestra perform at Neale-Wade Academy with a little help from the students

PUBLISHED: 21:42 09 March 2014 | UPDATED: 21:58 09 March 2014

Neale-Wade Academy.City of London Sinfonia.

Neale-Wade Academy.City of London Sinfonia.

Positive Negative Photos

Neale-Wade Academy students had the honour of performing with the City of London Orchestra on Wednesday.

Neale-Wade Academy.City of London Sinfonia. Neale-Wade Academy.City of London Sinfonia.

The Sinfonia treated the students an hour-long performance including the Angry Birds backing track and a solo by bassoonist Chris Rawley.

They then joined a lucky few students in a joint performance which was composed by the students.

A professional video crew filmed the concert so it was displayed live on a screen behind the orchestra.

Composer John K Miles was being told what to do by the students presenting the concert, before joining in towards the end.

In between performances the students gave a brief background on the next piece and also shared mini-interviews from the musicians.

Student George Garford was given the chance to conduct the orchestra, something that was definitely a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Music teacher Ceri Griffin, before the show, said: “This will be a concert by students for the students.”

--

More news stories

Yesterday, 17:29

Two Wisbech men who suffered fatal injuries in a crash on the A47 have been named.

Yesterday, 10:35

Today’s meeting of the general purposes committee of Cambridgeshire County Council is preparing the coming year’s budget. The Tory controlled council will approve a rise of 2.9 per cent. Here the leader explains why.

Yesterday, 17:08

Firefighters from Ely, Wisbech, Whittlesey and March were awarded for their innovation, leadership and exemplary service at the annual Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) Excellence Awards.

Yesterday, 15:24

Nursing staff who lobbied MP Steve Barclay, a newly appointed health minister, revealed 425 signed postcards have been delivered to his constituency office from those opposed to the pay cap on wages.

Most read stories

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Cambs Times e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter