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Year 7 Pupils Enjoy CBSO Schools Concert

23 January 2015

On Tuesday 20 January, Year 7 pupils travelled to the Symphony Hall in Birmingham to watch the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) perform their annual Schools Concert.

The CBSO Schools Concert explores music from Mozart to  Harry Potter, in a programme specially devised for Key Stage 3 students.

The concert was well attended by local schools and the ensemble performed a range of repertoire from orchestral classics to famous TV and film scores. Even the theme tune from 'Angry Birds' made a brief appearance! Many of the students hadn't realised that Birmingham has one of the finest concert halls and orchestras in the world.

The students wrote about this experience in their music lesson allowing them to reflect on what they had seen and the comments were very positive:

"I really enjoyed seeing all the different sections of the orchestra and listening to the percussion section playing 'Happy' by Pharrell Williams!"

'It was an amazing experience and I would recommend it to anyone", pupil in 7W

The atmosphere of symphony hall was incredible. It was filled with people which really brought it to life." Ana Curry

'For me this trip was very special because it was the first time I have ever listened to an orchestra', pupil in 7W

"I enjoyed 'Dance of the Knights' from Romeo and Juliet... it is also used as the theme tune for the TV programme The Apprentice." Laila Kika

Mr Robson
Director of Music

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