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It’s musical youth: pupils to meet for city proms concert

SCHOOLS from across the Midlands including nine from Solihull are set to raise the roof at Symphony Hall on Monday (February 9) when they perform as part of the Music for Youth Birmingham Primary Prom.

SCHOOLS from across the Midlands including nine from Solihull are set to raise the roof at Symphony Hall on Monday (February 9) when they perform as part of the Music for Youth Birmingham Primary Prom.

Seventy-eight primary schools and 4,000 West Midlands school children, aged 4-11, will come together to perform ‘Good to be Me’, a song commissioned by the national singing campaign Sing Up.

The song will be performed by the schools at the end of the Birmingham Primary Prom concert.

Lincoln Abbotts, chief executive of Music for Youth said: “Although the Birmingham Primary Prom concerts have been running for 15 years, this is the first time that the audience has been invited to perform.

“All of the school teachers have been given the song to learn and teach their classes in advance but they won’t actually perform it together until the day.

“It’s a bit risky as we haven’t tried this in Birmingham before but if it works it will be great.”

Ensembles will include a gospel choir, concert orchestra and percussion from Birmingham Music Service, a world music group from Northamptonshire and a soul band from Leicestershire.

These concerts provide a unique opportunity for primary school children from across the West Midlands to experience live music in one of the finest concert halls in the country.

“To experience the thrill of seeing music come alive in such an exciting venue is a great opportunity,” added Mr Abbotts, “The Primary Proms are a magical combination of young people on stage performing for young people in the audience and we hope these concerts spark their enthusiasm for music and inspires them to explore it further.”

For further information contact: Chloë Faulkner on 020 8870 9624 or chloe@mfy.org.uk

 

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