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Future talent at school concert

AN array of talent was showcased at Symphony Hall recently as young people performed arrangements and dance from well known musicals, songs and melodies in a celebration marking Dorridge Music School's 22nd anniversary.

AN array of talent was showcased at Symphony Hall recently as young people performed arrangements and dance from well known musicals, songs and melodies in a celebration marking Dorridge Music School's 22nd anniversary.

The popular and successful school is renowned for the talent it produces and the event saw students perform on a range of instruments including keyboard, piano, drums, saxophone and guitar as well as vocals.

Dancers from Learning Curves School of Dance, Freeman Irish Dancers and Elmhurst School for Dance also entertained the audience while the winners of the music school's Talent Competition- Dominic Kotlarzewski and Faye Bromley- also got the chance to perform at Symphony Hall.

Peter Angelides from Dorridge Music School was delighted with the evening. He said: "We've had lots of letters from people saying how much they enjoyed the night. It was so well received. I'm sure we may stretch to another one but I'm not sure when.

"It takes eight months of rehearsal so it's a big job. It's great for the youngsters when they see the stage for the first time."

Established by Leigh Perry, a former Young Organist of the Year, the school in Forest Court is going from strength to strength with around 850 students on the books to date.

"We are open every day from 9am to 8 or 9pm. The youngest pupils are four and in the Crotchet Club where they practice singing and clapping along and then at five they progress to the keyboard and on to the piano."

 

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