Norfolk schoolchildren to pay tribute to composer Benjamin Britten with one-off concert

Composer Benjamin Britten

Composer Benjamin Britten - Credit: Archant

Young singers from seven Norfolk schools will celebrate the music of Benjamin Britten when they perform in Great Yarmouth.

Student choirs from Freethorpe Community Primary, Hillside Primary, Little Plumstead CE VA Primary, Rollesby Primary, St Mary's RC Primary, Stradbroke Community First and Thorpe St Andrew High Schools are taking part in a Norfolk County Council's music service concert at the Great Yarmouth Minster on Monday, June 24.

They will be joined by tenor soloist Paul Smy, Norfolk County Symphonic Wind Band and a string orchestra made up of instrumental tutors from the council's Music Service.

The concert, starting at 7.30pm, will feature children's songs from the Friday Afternoons collection, as well as Playful Pizzicato from Simple Symphony, which premiered at the former Stuart Hall in Norwich, now Cinema City, when it was conducted by Britten.

The Lowestoft-born composer, who died in 1976, was founder of the Aldeburgh Festival and wrote the Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra.

Tickets for the concert are £5 on the door, concessions free.

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