GALLERY: Neale-Wade students enjoy music workshop with City of London Sinfonia orchestra

16:13 25 February 2014

Music workshop at Neale Wade academy. March. Picture: Steve Williams.

Music workshop at Neale Wade academy. March. Picture: Steve Williams.

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A group of students at a Fenland college took part in a music workshop with a celebrated London orchestra yesterday.

Music workshop at Neale-Wade academy. March. Picture: Steve Williams.Music workshop at Neale-Wade academy. March. Picture: Steve Williams.

Composer John K Miles and bassoonist Chris Rawley from the City of London Sinfonia visited Neale-Wade Academy in March to prepare a composition they will perform with students at a special concert next Wednesday.

Neale-Wade Academy is among a small group of colleges which are taking part in First Time Live, a scheme where top class orchestras perform in schools to promote classical music.

Year 10 students at the college have been given the responsibility to organise the concert - they will compere and speak about the origins of the music performed in between compositions.

Music teacher Ceri Griffin said: “This will be a concert by students for students. They will be compering, doing front of house duties, speaking about the music and performing one composition with the orchestra.

Music workshop at Neale Wade academy. Chris Rawley Bassoonist from City of London Sinfonia.March. Picture: Steve Williams.Music workshop at Neale Wade academy. Chris Rawley Bassoonist from City of London Sinfonia.March. Picture: Steve Williams.

“It is great that a top class orchestra that travels the world is visiting our college for free.”

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