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

21:42 09 March 2014

Neale-Wade Academy.City of London Sinfonia.

Neale-Wade Academy.City of London Sinfonia.

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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.”

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