The whole school went to a fabulous music concert this week. We arrived by coach and were escorted into Chichester Theatre and to our seats in the front of the concert hall. Everyone was buzzing and when the concert began a sea of excited and enthralled faces listened and watched as the orchestral musicians walked onto the stage playing their instruments.
There was music by Brahms, E Bernstein, Strauss, Rossini and even the conductor Johnathan Willcocks. Interspersed with the music was some magic from the talented Neil Henry which the children loved. One of the pieces featured a solo xylophone player who was amazing. There was another piece by Johnathan and told the story musically of 'The Whale who got his throat.' The finale was 'The Wigwam song' where all the children had the chance to join in singing.
Coupled with the lovely scenic drive in the sunshine, this was a delightful way to spend a Tuesday morning! Back in school and discussing the concert, made me extremely happy that the children are able to have this experience and how important live classical music is to our mental wellbeing. I am passionate about keeping classical music alive and watching the children's faces today reiterated the need to educate young people and open their world up to the delights of this music.