School pupils across the region celebrate Indian seasons through song
PUBLISHED: 09:12 15 February 2018
Hundreds of pupils from 27 primary schools came together to perform Bengali music with a Norfolk twist.
The performances were held at OPEN in Norwich last week as part of the Central Area School’s Music Association (CASMA).
For the 30th anniversary of CASMA performances, mass choirs made up of primary school pupils have collaborated in an exciting world premiere of musical work representing the six South Asian seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, Monsoon and Harvest.
The music was specially commissioned by Norfolk Music Hub to celebrate the fusion of Western and South Asian culture in our local community and was arranged by Oliver Weeks, a British composer, guitarist, pianist and arranger.
Alison Corfield, Norfolk Music Hub lead, said: “We have had an absolutely phenomenal three nights showcasing the achievements of our county’s pupils and offering them the opportunity to become fully immersed in the South Asian genre.
“The support from schools and parents for this project has been overwhelming and the results utterly mesmerising.”