Youngsters tune in for Midsummer Young People’s Concert in Warwick - The Leamington Observer

Youngsters tune in for Midsummer Young People’s Concert in Warwick

Leamington Editorial 26th Jun, 2018   0

YOUNG people were tuned in for the Midsummer Young People’s Concert at Warwick’s St Mary’s Church.

The annual concert, organised by Warwick Rotary Club and presented by Warwickshire Music, was attended by 200 children and parents from eight schools, and the Central Music Theatre Group.

Newburgh Primary choir and orchestra started things off with ‘Warm Up Blues’, before singing a spirited ‘Zip a Dee Doo Dah’.

It followed by a rousing rendition of ‘Don’t Stop Believin’ from Aylesford choir.

Children from Ridgeway Special school – the ‘Ridgeway Rockers’ – performed ‘Bungalow’ learned as part of the Singing Pavements project and ended with ‘Sunshine, Showers and Rainbows’.

The 27-strong Warwick School Lower Strings played a brisk ‘Allegro’ and ‘Summertime Rock’, and Myton School followed with a solo piano piece – ‘L’orage’, and two flautists with some country songs.

‘Woodloes Warblers’ sang four animal songs ‘A Bug’, ‘Rosie Camilla During’, ‘Holly the Hedgehog’, and ended with ‘Ugly Duckling’.

‘Westgate Chorus’ sang Vaughan Williams’ ‘Cantata’ in Latin, and then moved up the aisle of the church presenting a song from the Disney film Pocahontas, and King’s High percussion ensemble performed a short rhythmic piece.

Young people from Central Warwickshire Music Theatre Group provided the finale with excerpts from recent productions Hamilton and The Lion King.

Warwick deputy mayor Neil Murphy thanked teachers, parents and all the children for putting on such a talented concert, and Rotary president John Hibben gave a special thanks to Jeremy Dibb of Warwickshire Music for bringing all the children together.

Over the last six years the club has been able to allocate around £11,000 to schools to purchase musical equipment, provide tuition and assist in funding choir and music training events.

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