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Yet again the singers and musicians of North Somerset showed their Christmas spirit with a fantastic Christmas concert in the Colston Hall! Amazing singing and fabulous playing by all and a wonderful celebration of music making in North Somerset!
350 Pupils from 12 North Somerset Primary schools took part under the direction of Caro Barrett, singing Christmas favourites magnificently to great applause from the audience. Singers came from Ashcombe Primary School, Castle Batch Primary School, Crockerne Primary School, Grove Junior School, Herons’ Moor Academy, High Down Junior School , Kewstoke Primary School , Northleaze Primary School , Oldmixon Primary School, Portishead Primary School, Trinity Primary School and Windwhistle Primary School.
The singers were accompanied by 100 amazing musicians from ‘North Somerset Centre for Young Musicians’ (NSCYM). Singers were accompanied by North Somerset Jazz Orchestra conducted by Steve Hacking and North Somerset Concert Band conducted by Roger Sansom.
A huge ‘well done’ to all teachers and their year 3 and Year 4 children who took part in the wonderful ‘Raise The Roof’ Singing workshops this term!
15 ‘Raise The Roof’ workshops have taken place during this term with 54 schools and over 4000 Year 3 and 4 children taking part-that’s a huge amount of high quality singing!
The theme this year was ‘What’s it worth, Planet Earth?’ and was all to do with looking after the environment. Children dressed up in ‘green’ t-shirts and amazing recycled costumes with many of them really going to town!
New for 2014 the North Somerset Centre for Young Musicians, through a partnership with Weston College opens a 4th Centre specifically providing opportunities for young people wanting to develop their commercial music skills.
Music making is at its most enjoyable when done with other like minded people. This centre will give the opportunity for budding young musicians wanting to develop their playing, song writing and recording skills to work with some of the areas top tutors and gigging musicians.
Primarily for Secondary School and 6th Form students who play Guitar, Bass, Drum Kit, Sax, Vocals, Brass, Keyboards whether already in a band or wanting to meet and make music with new people this will be a stimulating and fun place to be.