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.”

--

0 comments

More news stories

Ten years after an enforcement team set fire to John Gawthorp’s illegal ‘stable home’ at Bedlam Bridge, March, the site has acquired new owners who this time want to turn it into an aquaponics centre.

Yesterday, 16:13

The agent trying to secure consent for a £210,000 five bedroom house to be turned into a nine bedroom room house in multiple occupation (HMO) told Fenland planners he fails to see why potential noise is an issue.

Yesterday, 15:38

Two houses not built in accordance with the plans approved by Fenland Council can stay after officials concluded they will “not adversely harm the character and appearance of the area”.

Yesterday, 19:48

A Wisbech man has been sent for trial after denying the murder of a 35-year-old man from West Walton.

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