Musical tribute

PUBLISHED: 16:10 05 October 2007 | UPDATED: 23:06 28 May 2010

Pics: Peter Upton

Pics: Peter Upton

Orchestras, choirs and bands were given a standing ovation at a concert in memory of a teacher, described on the event programme as a modest man, a massive talent . St Peter s Church, March, was overflowing on Saturday evening for the musical celebration

Musical tribute

Orchestras, choirs and bands were given a standing ovation at a concert in memory of a teacher, described on the event programme as "a modest man, a massive talent".

St Peter's Church, March, was overflowing on Saturday evening for the musical celebration by the Friends of Paul Caller.

The former head of music at the town's Neale-Wade Community College died in January after a long illness.

Students and staff, past and present, performed at the concert. There were also guest performances by a jazz ensemble from Jack Hunt School ,in Peterborough, a brass quintet and swing band from Wisbech Grammar School, and London-based group Storey, made up of former March men Aaron Storey, Liam Storey and Ryan Lemmon, who were all mentored by Mr Caller.

The concert was signed off with a standing ovation at the end of the last piece, Charles Hubert Parry's I was Glad When They Said Unto Me, performed by Neale-Wade's orchestra and choir.

Gordon Thorpe, assistant principal of Neale-Wade, said: "It was brilliant. The items were very professionally presented and very entertaining."

All proceeds will go towards the Paul Caller appeal, set up to support students studying music at the school.

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