Tameside Kids Camerata Experience
Posted on June 3, 2010
Tameside Music Service Teams Up With Manchester Camerata
Pupils from St. Peter’s CE Primary , St. James’s CE Primary and St. Anne’s Primary, Denton delighted an audience of parents, teachers and governors with the world premiere of “Night Spirits” – a piece by Liz Sharma on 24th May 2010 at Hyde Town Hall.
|The piece was written and arranged specially for the evening’s performance which was organised by Tameside Music Service.
The children joined forces with musicians from the Manchester Camerata . The year 4 and 5 children have been taught to play brass and stringed instruments as part of the Tameside Music Service’s Wider Opportunities programme – which gives all children in primary school the chance to learn a musical instrument.
Nick Ponsillo, Head of learning and participation at the Camerata said: “We were delighted at the level of professionalism that the children showed. They really rose to the occasion. Music teaching is a vital part of every child’s development, but when you see the impact on these young children, and how much they get out of it – it makes the job even more worthwhile.”
Glenys Dyer headteacher at St Anne’s said: “For the children to achieve so much in such a short time was remarkable – I was overwhelmed by the response afterwards from the parents, teachers and governors. It is quite incredible how the schools interacted worked so well together”