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.”

  Tameside Kids working with Manchester Camerata

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”

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