Pupils from every school in Rutland are coming together to perform at the De Montfort Hall
For the first time ever, pupils from every school in Rutland are coming together to perform in an ambitious concert at De Montfort Hall, Leicester, tomorrow (October 11).
Including an impressive 450 pupils aged seven to 16 years, the concert will be the culmination of hours of workshops, practices and rehearsals – all championed and supported by Rutland’s Music Hub.
“The project is ambitious and only really possible after groundwork in recent years developing music across the county,” says Peter Smalley, chief executive of the Rutland Music Hub.
“One of our goals has been to increase access and engagement with singing. Having successfully run workshops and smaller music events over the last few years, we felt it was time to be even more ambitious and give young people a memorable musical experience; to work with professional musicians and to perform in a prestigious venue.”
The Music Hub commissioned a new piece of music - Pied Piper! from Peter Davis, director of music at Oakham School, and chairman of trustees of Rutland Music Hub - especially for the occasion.
Each school taking part has benefited from choral workshops, facilitated by Rutland Music’s own vocal specialists, to develop their singing and understanding of the music. The project culminated with a rehearsal at Oakham School Chapel on Monday, to perfect performances.
At De Montfort Hall, pupils will take part in a series of rehearsal together before being joined in the evening by friends, family and Rutland’s dignitary to enjoy the collective concert.