Inspiring Norfolk school children with classical music

BBC Concert Orchestra performing at the Corn Exchange in King's Lynn

BBC Concert Orchestra performing at the Corn Exchange in King's Lynn - Credit: Archant

The BBC Concert Orchestra performed in front of more than 1,200 school children at the King's Lynn Corn Exchange as part of an initiative to introduce classical music to younger generations.

BBC Concert Orchestra performing at the Corn Exchange in King's Lynn

BBC Concert Orchestra performing at the Corn Exchange in King's Lynn - Credit: Archant

Ten Pieces is a national project being co-ordinated by the BBC, and 30 primary schools gathered at the King's Lynn Corn Exchange for the inspirational performance.

It involved 10 pieces of classical music – some are short, whereas others are selected from longer works – chosen to represent a wide variety of western classical music and serve as introduction to the genre.

Donna White, a teacher at Dersingham VA Primary and Nursery School, which was among the schools to attend, said: 'The performance was absolutely mesmerising.

'We took around 50 children, and for them all to be so close to the orchestra was such an incredible opportunity.


You may also want to watch:


'The show was also very interactive and kept the children entertained throughout.'

The performance included Handel's Zadok the Priest, Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 (1st movement) and Anna Meredeth's Connect It, a new piece written and composed for the Ten Pieces project.

Most Read

The BBC Concert Orchestra's appearance at the Corn Exchange for the King's Lynn Festival next month is already sold out.

Is your school introducing pupils to any alternative subject areas? Email louise.hepburn@archant.co.uk

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus