8:54am Thursday 15th March 2012
By Staff reporter
More than 130 primary school children from four Chippenham schools, Charter, Ivy Lane, King’s Lodge and St Mary’s, will sing with the internationally-acclaimed Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment at St Andrew’s Church in Chippenham on Wednesday March 21 at 5.30pm.
The concert is the grand finale of a project between the schools, orchestra and Wiltshire Music Centre in Bradford on Avon.
The children will sing a choral piece called Anthem For A Child after workshops in their classrooms with the orchestra.
The 22-strong orchestra will also perform Vivaldi and Bach during the hour-long concert.
Keith Nimmo, artistic director of the Wiltshire Music Centre, who has co-ordinated the outreach project, said: "It’s not every day that children get to perform with a world class orchestra! We hope to do further work in Chippenham schools.
"It’s a great week for young people and music in Chippenham, with this concert and the CLOGS Musical Theatre Sound of Music at Neeld Hall.’
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